Currently fresh for the picking in San Diego: squash and zucchini, lettuce, early peppers and herbs. The winter squashes, like acorn and kabocha, are growing to impressive lengths but won’t be ripe until the fall.Last week, our Campus Point farm harvested 165lb of zucchini and summer squash for the nearby Green Acre Cafe!
Find yourself in a Powdery Mildew bind? Try mixing and spraying this natural anti-fungal spray. Spray onto the entirety of the plant, preferably on an overcast day. Recipe from Seattle Urban Farming Co.
– 1 gallon water
– 1 Tbsp baking soda
– 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
– 1 Tbsp dishwashing liquid/castille soap
A preventative measure: water your plants at dawn so they aren’t moist through the night. If DIY isn’t your style, stop by your local nursery for an OMRI-certified fungicide.
The French Parliament voted to outlaw chain grocery stores from wasting food. They will require stores to donate to charities or farms. Expired food will go to the farms for feed or compost. France aims to reduce food waste by 50% by 2025.Tesco, the UK’s biggest supermarket chain, will give away unsold perishable food (like bread, fruit and vegetables) to shelters and food centers. Rival stores Sainsbury’s and Morrisons already give unsold food to charities.
This article digs deep into the effects of food waste, and how you can help.
Friday Aug 7th-Sunday August 9thPresented by the San Diego Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers. The festival features: field trips, speaker presentations & a marketplace.
404 Euclid Ave. San Diego, CA 92114 http://www.festivaloffruit.org
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln