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Gangster Gardening: Gardening is My Graffiti

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Blog, Gardening, permaculture, soil, Videos | Comments Off on Gangster Gardening: Gardening is My Graffiti

The inner cities of America are often neglected, abandoned, forgotten about, and in need of repair.  People living in these places find themselves in a “food desert,” where access to fresh, local, organic, and tasty food is just not available.  The food selection is limited to cheap fast food and the nearest grocery store is often a liquor store or other convenience type shop. This is the scenario that Ron Finley found himself in while living in South Central LA, but rather than dwelling on the problems he began to create the solution.  In seeing all of the abandoned lots and...

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A Journey Into Permaculture: Part I

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 in Articles, Blog, How To, permaculture | Comments Off on A Journey Into Permaculture: Part I

If you are like me, you are passionate about Permaculture. You scour the internet, buy books, and get involved in any way that you can. My goal with this post is to shed some light on my journey into the amazing world of Permaculture. First, some background on how I was introduced to this wonderful and wise movement and the people that surround it. I graduated college in 2011 from the University of San Diego with a degree in Business Administration. Shortly thereafter, I got a job with a fast-growing software firm right here in San Diego. I worked in the Inside Sales department executing 60...

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Stinging Nettle and World Peace

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 in Gardening, permaculture, soil | Comments Off on Stinging Nettle and World Peace

Guest Blog Post by Diane Kennedy One of my  very good friends asked me what to do about a proliferation of stinging nettle in her yard.  There is a creek running through the bottom of her property, and while once there had been Jimson weed and other natives growing there, now there is just nettle which is spreading to her lawn.  Her hand hurt for a day from inadvertently pulling some out bare-handed.  Her neighbor had told her that “nettle was bad” and would take over.  She was laying cardboard on some of it, but was afraid that wouldn’t be enough. One of the main practices of...

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