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 3w

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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 3w

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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. ;) 4w

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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 4w

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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 4w

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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 4w

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spadeandseeds SO, THESE JUST HAPPENED! #mussels and #oysters from @shucksoystersla today at @atwatervillagefm ! " #nomnom " #mydayinla 4w

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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 1mon

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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! :) 1mon

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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! ;) 1mon

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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 1mon

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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 1mon

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spadeandseeds SWEET LITTLE MEDICINE DAISIES AT YOUR FEET! I'm forever in love with Bellis perennis daisies that so sweetly polka dot lawns and parks in #losangeles . You can eat the leaves and flowers of this medicinal lawn "weed" and it has a myriad of medicinal qualities, and it's just a super cute sweet daisy. Who can resist? I plan on importing these smiling, peaceful faces into my grass patches along with apple scented Roman #chamomile as ground cover. Double sweetness medicinal herb meadow lawn! ;) 2mon

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spadeandseeds BACK AT ALTADENA FARMERS MARKET! Super excited to be back in the Dizzy Dena for spring! Missed my peeps and will be bringing a bevy of #tomatoes, squashes, cucumbers and oh so much more! See ya there ! ;) #altadenalove @altadenafm #losangeles 2mon

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spadeandseeds RED WIGGLAZ ALL UP IN HERE! After a shockingly long hiatus, my worm bin is back in full effect, and they are feasting big time on Yerba maté, Persian cukes, and #Ameraucana egg shells. Thank you, @deborahjaffe for bequeathing it to me years back! Gotta make sure my worm bin is photo ready at all times since it came from you! Xo ;) #vermiculture #losangeles #wormcomposting 2mon

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spadeandseeds PERFECTLY PLUCKED KIDDO SALAD: My little dude picked little leaves to make his beet #salad -purslane, pineapple #mint , #dandelion, #moringa, Forellenshluss speckled Romaine and topped it off with an yummy Viola. "Is it edible, mama?" "It sure is, kid, it sure is. " ;) #foreverlifelessons 2mon

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spadeandseeds SWEET TREATS! These exquisite pigeon's blood red and perfect peach #ranunculus found their way into my hands yesterday. Super coveted in #floraldesign and rare-ish to find. Yay me!!! Thank you so much, Tara @silverlakefarms !! :) 2mon

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spadeandseeds TOTES ADORBS! Peeped this adorable offering of watercress shoots with edible flowers at my @AtwaterVillagefm neighbors @WhisperFarmsInc this Sunday. The orange-y freshness with Viola pop of happiness is pretty irresistible! :) 2mon

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spadeandseeds EASTSIDE PLANT SALE AND GENERAL PARTY TIME!! Saturday afternoon I'll be spreading way #EastsideLove at Pomona college in Claremont with @thegrowinghome ! Super gorgeous gardens, #DavidKing of the #Venice Learning Garden will be speaking, plus #VandanaShiva movie, #sustainability marketplace, yummy potluck and even composting toilets! So much fun, stop by, say hi, and have some deep knowledge dropped on ya!! ;) Will post plants and #tomatoes available on Facebook per request. 2mon

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spadeandseeds PLAYTIME: My little dude clicked this pic of spicy #indian Jwala peppers from #BakersCreekSeeds, decorated with Bowles Black #Violas and a Pink Tristan #Strawberry #Flower. He keeps it real for me in the garden and reminds me how playtime is so important for creativity, makes little sorrel mint sandwiches to share and brings us handfuls of berries to taste. It's really really beautiful in so many ways I can't express! :) 2mon

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