Daily News article on Organic Gardening
Follow in the footsteps of first lady Michelle Obama and Winnetka urban farmer John Lyons and put down some tasty roots. An edible garden not only saves money on the grocery bill, but it helps save the planet. What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to get started by planting herbs and vegetables for your table? Full story at Daily News.com.
Los Angeles Times article on The Woven Garden
June 2008: As part of a special series on The Kitchen, the Los Angeles Times Home Section featured a kitchen garden that I designed and maintain in the Pacific Palisades. In it I share my experiences in creating a successful organic vegetable garden. Click to read “A California Garden Can Grow Year-Round” at latimes.com.
Designing with structure, beauty and eating in mind.
The traditional American front yard is under the best kind of attack one might say. Some gardeners have decided that the expanse of uniform green, called the lawn, has simply got to go. A new edible landscape concept has taken hold in suburbia. If you chose to embrace this change it can be a really fun ride. Keep in mind that some of the tried and true principles of design need not go by the wayside but applied to this new space and applied in its ongoing development.
Ancient and ever new
Steeped in history, a traditional symbol of fertility, and a significant fruit in many cultures, the pomegranate (Pumica granatum) is a study in contradiction. Both sweet and tart. A tree or a shrub? Let’s settle for a “tree like” shrub.
The Pomegranate is believed to have originated in India and north to the Himalayas but its cultivation quickly spread to many areas of the globe and is referenced in Greek, Roman and Egyptian histories. It arrived in the North American west in the 1790’s