spadeandseeds ISN'T THAT SHADE SOMETHING LIKE A...PANTONE 178 C? Me and my little dude were marveling this morning at the drop dead gorgeous coloring of this Papaver somniferum blossom. Nature is the most amazing inspiration! Thanks, @thinkingstomach for sharing these wonderful #historical #poppies with me! ;) 6d

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spadeandseeds SHRIMP JAMBALAYA! 30 minutes ago this jungle of Japanese #cucumbers , Morning Glory, Swiss Chard, Scabiosa, Cornflower, Feverfew and Sage got splashed with "shrimp slush", this nitrogen-rich ebony liquid that's leftover from storing #shrimps from the local and #sustainable Community Seafood company at the @altadenafm . Thank you so much, @weloveseafood & @renatmarket !! :) it warms the cockles of my heart forevs that we can turn a waste stream into someone else's garden input! :) and my garden smells like the ocean. ;) 1w

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spadeandseeds SUPER EXCITED TO HOST A FREE URBAN GARDENING WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY 5/27 AT GRASSROOTS MARKET IN SOUTH PASADENA! Join me in two weeks @grassrootsnmk to discuss the magic of #soil , #droughtolerantgardening , growing your own #food and #medicine, planting for the seasons, utilizing urban waste streams as garden imputs , compost, attracting beneficial insects, the #garden as a metaphor, and oh so much more! We'll get your gardening questions answered and sow some seeds for insectary plants for you to take home too! ;) Yeayah, #losangeles !! 1w

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spadeandseeds THE #SPRING GARDEN IS ALWAYS FILLED WITH INSPIRATION AND PLAY! Grown up playtime is always easy when there are juicy and rare 'Gaviota' #strawberries , dramatic Red Veined #Sorrel , and a perfect rosette of #succulents to play with. You already know it, but #nature is the ultimate inspiration! ;) 2w

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spadeandseeds SUPER EXCITED TO FINALLY BE ON GOOD EGGS IN LOS ANGELES TODAY! A rotating seasonal selection of the best open pollinated veggies, medicinal, culinary and sacred #herbs, #ethnobotanicals, insectary plants and #permaculture faves. Ethically grown with #biodynamic compost according to the Biodynamic lunar calendar and absolutely no chemical fertilizers or pesticides. The selection will be rotated every two weeks! Let's have some fun, #losangeles ! ;) @good_eggs 3w

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spadeandseeds NASTURTIUM LEAF TACO FLASHBACKS! I've been having the most delightful #flashbacks to chomping on #nasturtium leaf wrapped tacos/wraps at the @pomona.farmstagram farm at the last @thegrowingclub monthly event and potluck. #PaleoLove food for the eyes and soul! Gorgeous #edibleflowers for plating, too. Yummy Yummerson! ;) 3w

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spadeandseeds LA COMPOST & MONROVIA HIGH SCHOOL GARDENING SESH! So honored to spend yesterday afternoon with @lacompost and the gardening students at Monrovia High School! Months before they graduated we spoke of life paths, inspiration and earth working, and we planted a 3 Sisters bed à Los Angeles of Pinky Popcorn, Butternut #Squash, and Black #Beans for the next years class to harvest as a gift. We created another bed filled with insectary #plants, perennial veg and a yellow Alpine Strawberry for nibbles. One drop of inspiration, knowledge, and #consciousness at a time, we will all change the world. Believe that!! ;) Thank you for having me! 3w

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spadeandseeds CARLOS AND THE CORNFIELD! This is one of the best children's #books ever for #summer reading and #corn planting, and a great gift with a huge pack of heirloom corn #seeds. Great for your little seeds book collection! I love reading it to my son, and it has a surprise twist funny ending. Thank you, Jan Romero Stevens, for writing it ! :) Shouts to Glen Feliz Elementary in #AtwaterVillage ! 4w

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spadeandseeds A SERENDIPITOUS VISIT TO #SARVODAYA #FARMS TODAY IN #POMONA -OH AND SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY I FELL IN LOVE...with an amorous yet feisty Barred Rock chicken, of course! We got to check out the chicken tractor, discuss soil nitrogen tapping, urban farming, cover crops, peach leaf curl, and so much more. So much cool stuff and next level crops going on here ! Thanks for having us, @thegrowingclub !! :) and Happy Birthday, @pearlspage ;) xo 2mon

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spadeandseeds HOPPY PRE-EASTER! May you enjoy your Easter Sunday, be blessed with fertility on all levels, and celebrate the emergence of new growth in your life ! No @atwatervillagefm this Easter Sunday! :) #bunnies 2mon

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spadeandseeds HEIRLOOM MEXICAN BLUE CORN: The seeds of this blue corn were gifted to us at @rootdownla by a farmer who brought them back from Mexico. #Mexico is the birthplace of the most gorgeous and biodiverse varieties of corn in the world. We plan on planting a three sisters patch at the Jefferson High School Garden, harvesting the #corn and having a #non-GMO blue corn tortilla making day in autumn with the #community. F U, #Monsanto, F U. ;) 2mon

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spadeandseeds NICOTIANA TABACUM, GODDESS OF THE NIGHT! The blooms of this uber fragrant Virginia #Smoking Tobacco are delicious #perfume. Tobacco plants will be here shortly, folks! You can grow Nicotiana tabacum to create your own medicinal smoking blends, wet wrap, or use the leaves in an offering. Either way...medicinal beauty! ;) #tobacco #losangeles #nighttime 2mon

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spadeandseeds AMARYLLIS BULB KICKDOWN! The blooms of these sumptuous white #amaryllis were so pendulous they straight up fell over! So I vased 'em. ;) Thank you, Mud, for the kick down! @cocoxochitl Recognize that vase, @magdalenasflowers ? :) #losangeles #flowers #floraldesign 2mon

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spadeandseeds QUIET MORNING IN THE GARDEN, FUKUOKA-ESQUE STYLE OBSERVATION: Ok, well, quiet-ish morning. It is #spring after all. ;) But I did spend enough time to notice the innocent beauty of this stridolo blossom and the Welsh Onion #flowers about to burst open and invite the bees to linger for an afternoon or two. Ok, back to work! ;) #permaculture #losangeles #quietmoments 2mon

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spadeandseeds SO, THESE JUST HAPPENED! #mussels and #oysters from @shucksoystersla today at @atwatervillagefm ! " #nomnom " #mydayinla 2mon

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spadeandseeds SPRING FLING POTLUCK, SUSTAINABILITY MARKETPLACE, SPEAKERS AND OH SO MUCH MORE! Super excited to slang plants tomorrow afternoon in Pomona at one of The Growing Clubs fab potlucks! Delish food, #nextlevel products, brain candy and a bit of eye candy too. What more could an earth worker ask for? ;) Go to www.thegrowingclub.com for the deets. See ya there! @thegrowingclub @rawnutmilk @pearlspage #losangeles 2mon

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spadeandseeds HAVING AN EDIBLE FLOWER AND LEAF MOMENT...And it's not even noon! ;) Plucked these edible nasturtium blossom and leaves to add to my lunchtime salad. Thank you, @rootdownla Garden! :) 2mon

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spadeandseeds MAKRUT LIME BLOSSOM & SMELLOGRAPH! Wish I could take a smellograph of these delicious Makrut #lime blossoms (aka Kaffir Lime). Super bewitching, and intoxicating in a different way than Orange Blossoms...Kaffir limes also reputably "remove negative #energy, enhance mental outlook, attract good luck and ward off evil spirits." Planting a lime tree in general is considered to be very #auspicious for the home. Do tell! ;) 2mon

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spadeandseeds MEDICINAL MYCO LOVE! Gobbled these Golden Oyster #mushrooms last night from Kane's Family Farm. Tastes like scallops and they are super medicinal! Ain't #nature grand? All these delicious treasures of the #earth are here for you. ;) @altadenafm @atwatervillagefm 2mon

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spadeandseeds HERE'S MY FRESHLY PLANTED 'COYOTE' YELLOW CHERRY TOMATO -CUZ ITS TOMATO PLANTING TIME! It's time to plant your tomatoes, people! As usual, we have seedlings for #heirloom #tomatoes of all sizes and colors- there's even red! ;) Get those babies in the ground! (Or container) @altadenafm @atwatervillagefm @southpasadenafm #losangeles 2mon

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