May 18, 2017

How sweet it is for your health to eat sweet potatoes! Not only do they taste like dessert, but they provide some surprising health benefits. Many people think about sweet potatoes as being nothing more than plain old potatoes that can tweak our taste buds with some extra flavor. Yet cutting-edge research on sweet potatoes tells us that nothing could be further from the truth as they have so many unique nutritional benefits to offer!  Click here to read mor...

March 16, 2017

Even if you're getting a bit of a late start shaking off the winter doldrums like many are this year, here is a monthly planting guide for some of the more popular edibles from January through August for the Southern California region. With our wonderfully long growing seasons, we found these recommendations extremely motivational in getting us going on this years crops! And of course, it served as a great reminder of "better late than never"!  Happy Garden...

March 16, 2017

And just like that, the relentless rainstorms of winter came to an abrupt end, and the spring Gardening seaon has begun!  Bye bye winter blues!

Activity at the Garden has escalated exponentially!  Besides the harvesting of winter crops, cleanups of beds in preparation for spring planting, amazing work-party turnouts, a fantastic first BBQ/Potluck of 2017, first spring plantings in the Sharity Garden, and the welcoming of so many new gardeners and groups to t...

January 9, 2017

Gardening in January is always somewhat tough. As I am beginning my second year with the garden, I'm wondering about what I need to do to make sure I am being as productive as possible with my garden. It is still a bit too cold to start seeds outdoors, but planning can start.

This is a great list to take a look at to know what you can do with your garden. If you are curious about what zone you are in, we are roughly zone 9 or 10 as per the USDA Plant Hardine...

June 22, 2016

Teachers conducting gardening based hands-on activities for pupils often report dramatic improvements in behavior, greater confidence and improved self-esteem even among children with a history of disruptive behavior.  Read more about it here:  http://www.gardenbuildingsdirect.co.uk/blog/why-gardening-is-great-with-children/

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