Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Master Gardeners, June 26

This month the UCCE/LA County Master Gardeners  have started some more summer veggies for your garden

Early Pole Beans, Spanish Musica - productive and early bearing

Bush Beans, Classic Slenderette - gourmet quality beans with tender, sweet and juicy rounded pods. No trellis needed; these grow as a bush!

Tomatillos - sweet-tart fruits on vigorous strong vines

Persian Baby Cucumbers - PERFECT for pickling

Dark Green “Raven” Zucchini

Japanese Cucumbers - also wondrous when pickled

Bath Loofah - compact Vining Gourds. Who needs a scrub brush? Grow your own for natural skincare!!!
 There may be a few more surprises. Come by The Green Tent and find out.

Meantime, if you have any empty plastic six packs, please recycle them at the Green Tent so the Master Gardeners can grow more of what you love.

By the way, there are some very discouraging words in the tree world — many are weakened by drought and are subject to nasty beetles that take them down, one way or another. To find out about at least one variety that affects hundreds of different kinds of trees, and what you can do to help, visit to stay informed. And see this LA Times article for more information:

Thursday, June 16, 2016

SMC Sustainable Technology Program, June 19

Sustainable technologies in Mar Vista! 

Stop by the Green Tent this Sunday and meet Stuart Cooley, Professor of Renewable Energies at Santa Monica College.  Learn about the newest green jobs opportunities and technologies.  Do you want to change careers, move forward in your current job or just know more stuff.

See demonstrations of a solar-battery driving a "floating magnetic earth," LED lighting and virtual reality viewers! Get your questions answered on solar energy, energy efficiency, battery storage and EVs. Learn more about the Sustainable Technologies program.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Seed Library of Los Angeles, June 12th

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!