fruittrees.jpg Fruit trees blooming – spring is here!

Hello readers! It’s been a extremely busy week here on the urban homestead with email inquiries for speaking engagements, articles and much more. So you can understand the recent posting absence. I hope to get back to writing about the urban homestead happenings later today.

We urban homestead gals (Jordanne & yours truly) are going to be giving an 80 min presentation on sustainability at Westridge School for Girls in Pasadena on Monday.

PTF has also been invited to give presentations at UCLA, Vromans Bookstore, 10,000 Villages, Smith & Hawkens , various Earth Day Celebrations throughout the LA area ( including one at Universal Studios) and even as far away as Baylor University!

Although we’d love to be able to accommodate everyone’s request it’s just not physically possible. It’s really great to see so many request coming in which means PTF’s work is spreading; however, when such events are concentrated the week of Earth Day and overlap it gets a little complicated and since we only have one tabling display it’s kinda hard to be in two/three places at once.

Perhaps one day, PTF will be able to have the funds and staff to grow and be able accommodate everyone’s request.

Even though we can’t be everywhere PTF will be out and about in the month of April/May at certain venues and we will keep our local readers posted of such public appearances.

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  1. Becky L. says:

    How beautiful Anais! Thank you for all of the wonderful work that you and your family continue to do to reach out to others.

    BTW, are those trees espaliers?


  2. Anais says:

    Hello Becky

    Glad you like the photo. I just love this time of year when all the fruit trees are blooming.

    No the peaches aren’t espaliers, instead planting like a HEDGEROW (great for compact space like ours)

    See this site for additional backyard orchard methods

    Hedgerow Method http://www.davewilson.com/homegrown/BOCpix/hedgerow.html
    Backyard Orchard Culture http://www.davewilson.com/homegrown/gardencompass/gc01_mar_apr_01.html

  3. Jennifer says:


    I think it is so fantastic you and Jordanne are going to be giving presentations to the younger generation. Why schools aren’t concentrating more on financial and life skills in these ever changing times is beyond me. Big pats on the back from me girls! 😀


  4. Anais says:


    I agree. Something needs to be done… I have always wanted to share our simple, sustainable life experience. Especially when it comes to girls. More often than naught these days there are so wrapped up in a consuming culture it’s sad. Thankfully we were spared such (most of the) crap when we were kids; however, it’s great to be an example for the next generation.

    I really think HOME EC should be put back into schools – with an updated sustainable focus. Girls be concentrating on healthful cooking or gardening skills instead of the latest fasions.


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