http://www.theheirloomexpo.com/). It is being held in conjunction with the California Rare Fruit Growers Festival of Fruit which I love going to when I can. These kinds of events are where I learn the most, by meeting other plant enthusiasts, especially on tours of quirky gardener's home gardens and orchards. Last year I also scored some really beautiful squash that we gave away at the stand.
The Free Farm is growing well and we seem to be in transition. There are a lot of beds opening up and we are working hard to get plants in for the winter season. So the greenhouse is busy as well as outside the greenhouse as we plant, plant, plant, and prepare beds.
Last week we had a wonderful visit from the Thomas Wang and his City College students He is the new City College teacher of horticulture who luckily replaced Pam Pierce and kept her class going. It was nice having him around, I learned a lot walking around with him and his class, giving him a tour and the same time learning the names of flies and weeds. Here is a weed I have been wondering about...he called it horse weed:
I looked it up it's scientific name is Conyza canadensis (in the Sunflower Family: Asteraceae). Also know as mare's tale. I love knowing what is growing in our garden. While looking this up I found this guy who has made all these cool and educational videos and he made one about this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2hAt6oFDfU.
Herre we are checking out the lovage:
Then there is the Human Be In: http://humanbein.org/?page_id=206
Pancho and I are doing a skillshare and despite the title ( I like it but is only part of what I want to share), I will hopefully be talking about how to start a karma yoga type project and make it work.)