Monthly Archives: October 2009

Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween

Heirloom pumpkins offer a smorgasborg of shapes, colors, surfaces and tastes. Organic pumpkins are too good to just toss after Halloween. Continue reading

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Harvesting broccoli and lettuce in Salinas Valley

Growing your own vegetables at home saves fossil fuel that would be burned cooling and shipping the produce to stores. Home vegetable gardens can help combat global warming. Continue reading

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Urban Chicken Wars

You’d think keeping chickens in the backyard would be a breeze. Not if you need a city permit. Continue reading

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Making prickly pear/apple butter

How to make a fruit butter from prickly pears and apples. Continue reading

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Saving Heirloom Seeds

Seeds from heirloom vegetables breed true, so save seeds for next year’s garden. Supporting heirloom seed companies also helps preserve genetic diversity. Continue reading

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The Garden of Perpetual Responsibility

Time to get off my soapbox and back to the garden. We have a small (6 ft x 15 ft) garden area at the side of the driveway that is enclosed by a brick and slump stone wall. The driveway … Continue reading

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Not too late to do more

Lifestyle changes can help combat global warming. Continue reading

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