Category: Gardening Organically at Home

Fresh Facts Week 30: Tastier Fruit and the Benefits of an Alliance of Growing Experts

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Uncle Vern’s Weekly Farm-Fueled Musings, March 16–23, 2014   And then it was green! Orchards have gone from sticks to flowers to leaves with tiny fruit under them. We actually start thinning Tasty Rich Apriums this morning, which would mean harvest should start early as well; last week of April, Lord willing. Bloom Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts Week 29: Your Farmer Commissions Your Garden

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Uncle Vern’s Weekly Farm-Fueled Musings, March 9-15, 2014   Well, I had a pretty interesting week you might enjoy hearing about. The Organic audit was last Monday, which went swimmingly; faster and better than ever. Tuesday I rode with Juvinal on the Ventura truck route for a day. Your trucks typically leave the farm Continue Reading

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Gardening Organically at Home:
Gatherings – How To Incorporate Your Garden When Hosting A Dinner Party

Into the Garden Warm

 Entering the garden and working its beds is oftentimes a one- or two-person routine.  Personally, I enjoy alone time within the garden gates and leave it a better, more peaceful person.  However, gardens can be a real space for connection, and it’s nice to share Continue Reading

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Gardening Organically at Home:
Gardening with Children

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 There is a childlike glee and wonder that wells up in my heart every time a seed I have planted sprouts and grows.  It’s nothing short of miraculous, each and every sprout.  Moments like these are always so much richer when shared, especially with children Continue Reading

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Gardening to Complement Your AHO Box
Part 3: Pests, Be Gone!

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You’ve plotted your plot, prepared the soil, and lovingly planted the seeds in great hopes of them someday becoming a delicious treat to enjoy.  The last thing any gardener wants to discover is a tiny nub of what once was a head of lettuce, a Continue Reading

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Gardening To Complement Your AHO Box Part 2: Choices, Choices

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How is that green thumb of yours growing?  Is it raring to go?  Lucky for us Californians, the growing season isn’t over yet!  In fact, we can grow year-round, as our AHO box has proven to us.  Last post, I shared resources for growing your Continue Reading

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Gardening to Complement Your AHO Box Part One: Getting Started

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    The garden is a place I go to for peace, to unplug, and to bring some treats to the kitchen for supper.  It’s also a free gym and tanning salon.  Gardening feels like the best kept secret to happiness, if you ask me. Continue Reading

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Gardening Organically at Home:
Feed Your Soil

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    We know that many of you supplement your weekly box with the super fresh offerings of your own home garden. The Gardening Organically at Home blog series will highlight moments of convergence between organic farming and the home garden, as well as feature Continue Reading

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