Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Seed Library of Los Angeles, December 18

This Sunday at the Mar Vista Farmers' Market, representing the Seed Library of Los Angeles, David King will have seed samples and information on upcoming SLOLA events! SLOLA is our local organization protecting the diversity of our food supply – find out why that's important and learn about the Guatemalan Farmers of Qachoo Aloom and their amaranth growing project at The Learning Garden. Always something fun going on at the monthly Seed Library meetings – which are free!

David is Garden Master of the Learning Garden at Venice High School, a Mar Vista institution serving the community as our neighborhood botanical garden.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Master Gardeners, December 11

Photo by John S. Chao
This month, the last two Sundays fall on Christmas and New Year’s, and the Mar Vista Farmers Market will be closed both days.

But don’t despair: The UC/CE LA County Master Gardeners will still be at the market — this month only on the second Sunday, December 11. They’ll reoccupy the Green Tent on their regular date, the FOURTH Sunday of the month, in January and every month thereafter.

Meantime: they are bringing some of the same winter plants they grew for you at the November market, including winter greens, spinach, chard and a few other hardy seasonal plants, plus some surprises…

Make sure you stop by for free seedlings and free seed packets, and remember to bring your leftover plastic “pony” packs (aka six packs) that your nursery plants come in, so they can plant up the January seedlings for you.

Great advice for anyone looking for monthly garden guidance can be found at this link:

And don’t forget, even though there’s been some rain (not much!), ALWAYS be waterwise!! is a great resource for you.