To all our new, especially LA, readers. To learn more about our urban homestead project we suggest you check on our onlinemusic video brochure along with ourextensive photo gallery and Urban Homestead “At a Glance” page.
Again, a warm welcome to you all.

Winter salad

Slow Road to Recovery

“Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bands.”- Thomas Jefferson

The greens are slowly coming back to normal production after the hard frost hit two weeks back. We are once again enjoying fresh salads at almost every meal topped with slices of homegrown blood oranges (not to mention fresh squeezed OJ every day!).

Winter is a time when lots of hours are put into the garden in preparation for spring/summer. This year, even more so. Much of the front yard now has gaping holes where once there was tightly packed edible landscaping. We are taking advantage of the rain showers today to transplant in between the raindrops.

E-mails Keep Coming….

“A few City staff members have commented to me about the L.A. Timesarticle on PTF and have mentioned how great it was. In addition, as wehave discussed before, they note how much of an impact you have had onothers and their life styles. One staffer said that after reading thearticle he and his son went out to their garden and spent the next fourhours working in it and preparing it for spring planting.Sometimes we never know what the impact of our actions will be but justbe secure in the knowledge that you have improved others lives by yourunique and inspiring example.” – BB

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  1. Alissa says:

    Wow, I’ve often read your posts and thought how supportive and forward thinking your City staff are compared to over here in the UK.
    And the blood oranges look so good too! It’s not a good time for fruit if you’re eating seasonally here in the UK – we’re looking forward to our rhubarb though!