Monthly Archives: September 2022

9/26/22: Fruit & Folks

To the management at our treasured open air produce store, the folks matter more than the fruit. At Fruit & Folks, that greengrocer fa├žade is just the axis for a harmonic convergence of interesting people who come together to explore … Continue reading

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9/24/22: Salutary Bitterness: St. Theophan and the Melon of Mystery

The big excitement around here today was a tour of a very unique international garden of food and medicinal herbs. The prettiest of them all were these scarlet runner beans. The inner prompting for this trip (Guardian angel? Maybe!) was, … Continue reading

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9/23/22: Farm Tour. Paul’s Second Epistle to Timothy

A local research farm sponsored a short community tour. The farm was a mention on the radar here and there, but I’d never paid it any mind. As farms go it’s pretty small, under two acres, smack in the city … Continue reading

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9/22/22: Tomato Hijinks and Women at Supper

In our last episode, the goal was to save tomato seeds for next year. To review: one can cut tomatoes lengthwise, and then squeeze or scrape the tomato seeds and their juice and gel into a glass jar, top up … Continue reading

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9/10/22: Smoke Day

Saturday was going to be a whole garden day, prepping for winter and spring. Then on Thursday the weather service forecast warm temperatures and 48 hours of wildfire smoke seeping in over the mountains, Friday through Sunday. On Thursday night … Continue reading

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