Big things to come!
Come visit our North Park office
over the summer! We are in the beginning stages of planning an urban farm in our front yard as an example of our organic edible landscape practices! You don’t need a spacious backyard to grow food, just a bit of dirt!
What do I do with all of this parsley!?
This humble herb wants so much more than to be just a sprig; let it shine in one of these vibrant recipes from around the world!
Shrimp Orzo Soup
Gremolata 5 Ways
February Garden To-Do List
We love the rain!
Our gardens and farms haven’t been this lush in a long time, and this isn’t just because of the drought. Rainwater has three significant benefits:
- During thunderstorms, rain brings nitrogen into the soil
- The rain water flushes damaging salt from the soil
- Rain storms wash dust from leaves, aiding in photosynthesis
It’s important to investigate all areas of your garden, including containers, for proper drainage. The rain is so beneficial but flooding is not!
Don’t let the rain fool you – water conservation is a way of life in California’s arid climates. Urban Plantations can help you save water
, click to read more!
In addition, the City of San Diego offers valuable rebates
to assist in the effort. Make the change today and stay a step ahead!
First Experience Gardening:
I built a raised bed garden with my dad when I was 12 years old.
Biggest Garden Goof:
I was propagating summer squash and melon and forgot to label the baby plants, which both look very similar. We had to wait for them to grow before we knew which was which!
I love apricot jam… but I’m listening to The Devil Makes Three on repeat.
Hiking Torrey Pines after a California burrito from Roberto’s in Carmel Valley.
Fish tacos with cabbage slaw.
French sorrel (Rumex acetosa).
* In addition, Lauren is a blogger and world traveler!
We are lucky to have her on our team and are thrilled to share her stories, recipes, and adventures with you!
February 4th, 2017
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
A family-friendly event with a makers market, fermented adult beverages, food, live music, keynote speakers, and more!
$25 General Admission
$39 Admission &
Half off admission all month long at participating museums – click link above for all details!