Posted on | February 9, 2011 | 1 Comment
After finding something presentable to wear and taking heavy sedation I will be appearing as part of a panel on urban homesteading tomorrow (Thursday) night at the Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard at 7pm. Growing food at my old garden in central Los Angeles became less of a priority after most of my “free” time was taken up by a local school project. But count me an expert on what food crops survive 1,400 pairs of feet in an unfenced elementary school courtyard. Latterly, a serious return to growing salads, winter greens, stone fruit and citrus at home has come with a move to a house whose garden is a nice slice of an old fruit farm in the San Gabriel foothills. The challenge here is incorporating those crops in a larger garden that is either un-irrigated or strategically hand watered. Other, far more distinguished panelists include Phil McGrath of McGrath Family Farms, Ray Garcia of Fig Restaurant and the wondrous Evan Kleiman of KCRW’s “Good Food.” Double click on the poster to enlarge it.