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Contemplating a Food Garden – Book Review

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Food Gardens - LivingHomegrown.com

Food Gardens - LivingHomegrown.com

When it comes to gardening, we just can’t catch a break here in Southern California.

What I mean is – our gardening weather never stops. We can grow food & flowers 365 days a year here and that can be….exhausting.

Oh, I can hear you rolling your eyes at me.

Stop it!

I am fully aware that this sounds as bad as someone complaining that they are “cursed with good looks”.

Poor thing.

No, I am not complaining about my year-round gardening weather. It has some definite benefits!

All I am saying is that in order to mentally and physically regroup as a gardener, it is important to take a break – even a self-imposed one.

So every winter, I take a month or two off and let the weeds run wild during our 70 degree winters. This allows me to enjoy my holidays, reflect and plan the next gardening year.

It is rejuvenating.

So no matter if your garden is covered in snow right now or you just need a self- imposed break, I’d like to suggest a book to help you dream about next year’s garden.

It even has a Canner’s Garden design in it!

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A Traveling Farm…On A Bus?

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We just finished filming a really incredible group of young people for an episode of our TV show, Growing A Greener World. The TV story will air on PBS in December...

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To Scape or Not To Scape – Free Garlic Giveaway!

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New to my blog?  You might want to subscribe to my newsletter and/or blog HERE. Guess What? We have been invited to a very cool Blog Party and there...

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SWEET! Keeping Up With Farmstead Fruit

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All of the fruit ripening at the Farmstead Project has made life a SWEET ride the last month or so. Every visit brings new discoveries in deliciousness and new...

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Amazing Farm Grows Local Food Atop a NYC Building

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For the last two weeks, I have been busy writing and producing an episode of Growing A Greener World TV that is is so cool, I just have to tell...

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Video: How to Entice Children to Garden

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Guess what! I was featured over at Peaceful Valley Garden Supply in a short video about drawing children into the garden. Teaching kids to garden is a huge passion...

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Local Harvest Party Grows Friendships & Flavor

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It happened a few weeks ago… My neighbor Terry, invited some of us over to harvest onions in his backyard. Now, that may not sound very exciting to some...

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Using Twigs as Plant Cages

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It only took one trip to the beautiful landscapes of England (many years ago), for me to stop using plastic stakes in my garden to hold up plants. That...

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Winners & The Best Edibles to Grow (Says YOU!)

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WOW! 127 of you commented on the Sunset Edible Garden Cookbook Giveaway and listed some great edible favorites, cooking tips and more! Thank you so much for all the...

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