Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Veggie Fixation, June 1

Are you looking for simple ways to reduce your environmental foot print? How about Meatless Monday?
Does that sound daunting? Come meet chef Christine Oppenheim of Veggie Fixation at the Green Tent this Sunday and get some help.
Christine is a trained natural foods chef with a passion for creative and nourishing foods.  Veggie Fixation encompasses the idea that vegetables are more than a side dish; they are something you can, and should, get fixated on. 
She'll have samples of different grains and legumes that are alternative protein sources and ideas to share for preparing them and the wonderful produce at our Farmers' Market. Christine is knowledgable about creating alternatives for common food allergies, including meals that are gluten free, soy free and corn free

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Master Gardeners, May 25

The UCCE/Master Gardeners of L.A. County return to the Green Tent on Sunday, May 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They can help give you water wise gardening tips, as you pick up a free plant and some seeds for growing this season.

Despite last week's heat, a variety of seedlings managed to sprout, so there should be a variety of plants to choose from: Three Color Bush Beans, Patty Pan Squash, Edamame, Delicata Squash, Pickling Cucumber and Mediterranean “Garden Oasis” Cucumber are up.   Perhaps they heard the Master Gardeners talking about them and decided to “get with the program” 

Also there'll be a HERB FEST with  Cilantro, 3 kinds of Basil, Chives, Italian Parsley and Sage.

PLEASE BRING YOUR EMPTY PLASTIC “SIX PACKS” so our Master Gardeners can keep planting for you!

Just a reminder: here’s a GREAT link with monthly tips for Southern California.  

Your tomatoes love the heat BUT, we’re heading into summer and the drought is ongoing. 

Be water wise!! Peas and let’s celerybrate

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Grey Water Corps, May 18

Learn How We Can REUSE the Water in Our Homes!

You're probably irrigating your yard with drinking water, since the same water that comes out of your kitchen faucet also comes out of your hose. But do your plants need drinking water? NO! Most are perfectly happy with greywater - gently used water from showers, bathtubs, laundry and sinks.

Reducing home water waste means lower bills and a healthier planet. Stop by the Green Tent this Sunday and learn more.

This week's guest, Grey Water Corpsdesigns and installs residential greywater irrigation systems and teaches homeowners how to use them. Their systems are generally simple and low-maintenance, relying on gravity and natural processes to save water to turn our homes into an essential part of a healthy ecosystem.

Please stop by to learn about a menu of options that would allow you to become a little more water self sufficient! Consider a  laundry-to-landscape grey water system that uses the water that washed your clothes to irrigate your garden!