As you can see from this photo, Justin is now having to use a ladder to reach the tops of the tomatoes. They’ve now reached the end of the bamboo trellises. At some point, unless we figure out how to keep them from falling over, we may have to top them off.
The summer garden is picking up in production!
We just got word that our workshop proposal for the Sol Fest 2005 has been accepted — good & bad news?
Our proposal was: Through incorporation of back-to-basics practices, permaculture methods, bio-intensive farming and bandaid technologies such as biodiesel and solar energy, Jules Dervaes has transformed his 1/5 acre city lot into a beautiful, bountiful micro-“Eden.” His family grows 6,000 pounds of produce annually to supply most of their vegetarian diet in the summer, while selling the surplus to local Pasadena restaurants. This workshop is about getting the skills, brains and guts needed–here and now–to empower us to be The Survivors.
(Now time to work on the workshop outline!)