• SANTA ANA'S FURY

    Altadena’s Compost Guru Powerful winds gusting up to 79 mph all last night have caused this place to look like a war zone – not to mention destroying any idea of a very peaceful sleep. Bushes and trees are de-leafed, pots dumped over and the veggies shredded. Here in So

  • YOU SAY YOU WANT A RESOLUTION?

    Took some time off, as you can see, from writing diary entries. Things have been quite busy around here. We recently had a visit from some guys from Crenshaw High {better known asFOOD FROM THE HOOD} They checked out the garden and are thinking of bringing some students here. We

  • AND SO GOES 2002

    Time, this year, sure flew by… As we reflect on this past year, we see how we’ve grown through our experiences down new paths in our journey toward a simpler life. Of course, we also realize we have many more miles to go! At the beginning of this project we

  • REFLECTING & LOOKING FORWARD

    And so another year is shortly coming to a close. This year we were very blessed in being able to almost reach our goal of harvesting 2 tons of food (stay tuned for the final tally) and we were able to experience the joy of raising baby chickens and rabbits.

  • REFLECTING & LOOKING FORWARD

    And so another year is shortly coming to a close. This year we were very blessed in being able to almost reach our goal of harvesting 2 tons of food (stay tuned for the final tally) and we were able to experience the joy of raising baby chickens and rabbits.

  • IT KEEPS ON GROWING AND GROWING AND GROWING

    Nothing will stop theCHILACAYOTE SQUASHakaMALABAR MELON! It’s now over 132 feet, starting in the backyard and growing along the fence line to the sidewalk in the front yard. We have to wind it back on itself or it’ll start growing across the street… It could be even longer that!!!! On

  • SLOW DOWN, YOU’RE MOVING TOO FAST

      “You gotta make the moment last,” so the Simon & Garfunkle ditty goes. NewDream.orghas put togethera few tipsto bring back some peace and quiet to your life. I am particularly fond of the last tip… “turn off your computer for 15 minutes…”   I wish I could, but have

  • SLOW DOWN, YOU'RE MOVING TOO FAST

      “You gotta make the moment last,” so the Simon & Garfunkle ditty goes. NewDream.orghas put togethera few tipsto bring back some peace and quiet to your life. I am particularly fond of the last tip… “turn off your computer for 15 minutes…”   I wish I could, but have

  • O PIONEERS

    ‘How’d they do that in the olden days’ is quite often a phrase we speak around here… How did they go about without modern conveniences, how did they survive, what did they eat, and so on. For us modern folks all we have to do is get in our cars

  • FELLOW TRAVELERS

    “The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” Masanobu Fukuoka Take some time to browse around FUKUOKA FARMING. This site is dedicated to Fukuoka’s revolutionary method of sustainable agriculture. Fukuoka is best known forONE STRAW REVOLUTION. “Many people think