Welcome to my Sustainable Urban Garden

My garden is a work in progress, always growing and changing within itself.

My gardens include many herbal beds, raised vegetable beds, raised "citrus heights" citrus tree bed, berry beds, fruit trees, grape arbor, rose beds and many perennial flower beds with annuals too. My greenhouse is still in the transformation stage,
as well as some planting areas.
Enjoy your journey through my gardens, I do!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Pale Blue Dot

Wow! My words cannot do this justice.
Listen to Carl Sagan's words.

Pale Blue Dot
Source: www.youtube.com

This is taken from the book. Having him read to you is something else. Enough said. Take a listen and share this video. It is your moral duty.

Making a Strong Case for the Environment - The Future of this Planet

The Girl Who Silenced The World For 5 Minutes

She addressed a UN Meeting on the issue of the environment.
I was so moved the first time I heard her speech and everytime since.

We need more than ever to learn and be inspired by the bravery and emotional maturity of this girl. She literally moved the world with her speech.

Probably the most representative of all environmental speeches.
Watch it.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Buried Treasures

Our plant friends provide us with the best nutrition!

Energy Times - Health, Vitamins, Supplements and Nutrition

Source: http://www.energytimes.com/

Health Magazine, Vitamins, Supplements and Nutrition

This is just a reminder of all the good things that are so very easy to grow in our own back or front yards. There is no reason that anyone should go hungry if they have a piece of land to provide such wonderful gifts!

It is time to plant that fall garden. I have 5 six-packs of lettuce to plant, bok choy, and broccoli.

I also have a sack each of very healthy large onions and leeks from Peaceful Valley Farm to get into the ground. Oh, they smell sooooooooo good!

It is also time to plant potatoes. I have a lot - and I mean a LOT of sprouted potatoes ready to go.

I had a bunch of sweet potato starts and I planted them almost 2 weeks ago, before our 3" of rain. I know it is late to plant them, but we will see what they do; or if they do.

Well, it is time to steam some veggies for dinner tonight. What I have to steam are: leeks and garlic (of course! - the basis of everything great), broccoli, zucchini squash, carrots, eggplant, bell and anaheim peppers, and maybe one hot pepper, and maybe tomatoes and tomatillas. Over short grain brown rice, and a little pepperjack cheese sauce poured on top - well it makes my mouth water. It will warm your body. So very satisfying on a cold fall evening.