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Cornelia's Blog – July 2009 Archive (4)

Update on my gutter garden

I've got tomatoes! Whoo hoo! After our landlord-induced drought a few weeks back, I wasn't sure if my garden was going to make it. But after careful and vigilant watering, pruning and fretting, it looks like I'll still have a respectable crop of heirloom tomatoes.…


Added by Cornelia on July 31, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Transforming a money bank into an heirloom seed bank in Petaluma, CA

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds is one of those companies that inspires growers to grow more and grow better. Their 2009 catalog offers 1279 unique heirloom varieties. Founder Jere Gettle was inspired to turn a closed financial institution into a house of worship for non-GMO, open-pollenated seeds.

From Civil Eats:

With the economy in shambles and banks closing across the country, a… Continue

Added by Cornelia on July 23, 2009 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Fog catchers - a beautiful way of finding water for drier climates

From National Geographic:

"When dense fog sweeps in from the Pacific Ocean, special nets on a hillside near Lima, Peru, catch the moisture and provide precious water to an area that gets very little rainfall--about half an inch (1.5 centimeters) a year. "

More… Continue

Added by Cornelia on July 21, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

HOMEGROWN Weddings - been to any?

I have - mine! It was a magical day, complete with a canine bridesmaid, sliced watermelon and a whopping late-night rainstorm that had us all dancing on water. We set up a big tent in the yard, sourced much of the food and drink locally, we enlisted the help of some of our food superstars for potluck salads and sides, filled a canoe with ice for drinks (an idea from Laura and Vance's HOMEGROWN wedding in 2008), there were games on the grass for kids (big and little ones), and a kickin'… Continue

Added by Cornelia on July 16, 2009 at 2:21pm — 1 Comment



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