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Compost Bins

Compost Bins

The old composting area in the community garden space was needing some organizing.  With so much plant matter being handled on a weekly basis, just cold composting a loose pile was becoming problematic as demand for compost rises.  Members of the community garden helped out with dropping off construction materials; wooden pallets, found plywood and...
Work Day - August 20

Work Day – August 20

Hiatus!

Hiatus!

To Prepare for the Fall Season.  The volunteer growers are taking time off distributing the CSA.
Homemade Savory Ketchup

Homemade Savory Ketchup

By Marc Matsumoto Yield: 4-6 small servings Ingredients 1 small red bell pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small onion, minced 1 stalk celery, minced 1 teaspoon grated ginger 2 medium cloves of garlic grated 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons mild honey 14 ounce can tomato sauce (or whole stewed tomatoes pureed) 1/4...
CSA Coffee!

CSA Coffee!

Home roasting your own coffee beans can a precarious experience, leaving it to the professionals in this case is prudent.  Freshly roasted on site in the nearby city of Santa Fe Springs CA.  The Diedrich full roasting system (CR-140) is capable of roasting 250kg (600lbs) batches, the Diedrich roaster is operated by master roaster, Mark.  The machine is...
Dandelion Pesto

Dandelion Pesto

Unconventional greens can add some adventure to the tried and standard.  Dandelion Greens are commonly used throughout the world, and thrive in nearly any conditions.  Their nutritional value has long been studied, benefits included: digestion, reduce swelling and inflammation, and treat viruses, jaundice, edema, gout, eczema and acne. This sunflower relative boasts potent medicinal properties with...
Scramble Eggs with Grated Zucchini

Scramble Eggs with Grated Zucchini

by Martha Rose Shulman These scrambled eggs, flecked with squash, take just a few more minutes to throw together than plain scrambled eggs, and it’s an excellent way to use that zucchini lingering in your vegetable drawer. If you want a richer dish, serve this with avocado. Serves Four Ingredients 2 medium zucchini (about 10...
Farro Verde Succotash

Farro Verde Succotash

by Sean Brock As executive chef the NDG (Neighborhood Dinning Group) Husk Restaurant, Chef Brock endeavor to celebrate southern cooking as it is, simple, fresh, home style meals.  This does mean bringing back crops that have been lost to the standardization of industrial agriculture. The Farro Verde Succotash is an example of using a forgotten...
Egg CSA in Whittier

Egg CSA in Whittier

Lasagna Sheet Mulch Project

Lasagna Sheet Mulch Project

No dig or Tilling Gardening! How much easier can it get?  Turn the eroded, neglected dirt of an empty urban lot into a growing space.  The use of compost, mulch and cardboard is all it takes to create new top soil.  As you can see from the illustration, the concept is very similar to making...
Lemon-Y Asparagus Pasta

Lemon-Y Asparagus Pasta

Fun spring recipe by Liesl Maggiore a self professed: Food stylist, proud mama, adoring wife, animal enthusiast, tree hugger, booty-shaker,  yogini, Coloradoan, Angeleno, family lover, dedicated friend, pit bull rescuer, rat adopter, hippie-at-heart, Micheal Jackson fan, organic food advocate, total dork.  I must also add, all around awesome person!  You can also check out her blog page and...
Saag Greens Frittata

Saag Greens Frittata

Bitter greens like dandelion, mustard, and collards are very good for you – food as medicine. You need a little extra seasoning to balance the bitterness, though. The traditional Indian cooked green, saag, is usually served with fresh milk cheese, paneer, and ladled over basmati rice with naan bread and yogurt raita on the side....