This weekend I hosted another swap for South Pasadena Homegrown Exchange. It was a beautiful evening picnic swap at Arlington Garden. I will follow up with another post with more details and photos. Tonight I made short rib tacos and topped them with this salsa made from garden tomatoes and chilies from the swap. The tomatoes were so sweet everyone thought I added sugar to it! I love that even though I can’t grow tomatoes in my yard I still get to enjoy these beautiful homegrown treasures. Thank you SPHE members!
The first step to successful permaculture design is understanding your land. Performing a site analysis and assessment of your city lot will clue you in on sun and shade patterns, water trends, and soil quality.
By Eric Toensmeier
Photo Courtesy Chelsea Green
By Carla Resnick
We have a saying around our house: When the pest control truck is at the neighbor’s house, all the spiders come over to our place because they know it is safe. Biodiversity is a top priority in my Northern California rural/suburban garden, and I work hard to have many plants, animals, insects, and, yes, arachnids represented.