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Event and Photos: Altadena Community Garden and Farmers Market

June 27th, 2012 Comments off

Sunflower in Altadena Community Garden

We stopped by the Altadena Farmer’s Market today and ran across the adjacent Altadena Community Garden. We got a short tour of these amazing gardens and also found that this weekend they will be having their 38th annual Altadena Community Garden Picnic & Resource Fair.

“June 30, 2012 marks the 38th annual Altadena Community Garden Picnic & Resource Fair. The members of the community garden invite the public to join them for a barbeque lunch, self-guided garden tours and a community education and resource fair from 1 to 5PM in the community garden and Loma Alta Park, located at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Palm Street in Altadena. Lunch tickets are available for $8 in advance, $10 at the gate.

Gardeners provide hot and cold foods, many made from locally grown fruits and vegetables. Several gardeners will tend bbq grilles for 24 hours prior to the event, preparing ribs, chicken, beef hot links, veggie burgers and hot dogs for diners. Lemonade and sun tea, as well as sodas and bottled water, will be served, too.

The picnic is located inside the gates of the garden. Tables will be set up and decorated with seasonal flowers. The resource fair will be staged outside the garden gates in the circular roundabout south of the Loma Alta Park tennis courts. Featured events will be garden tours, Altadena Farmers Market, yoga and tennis demonstrations, local botanical gardens, blood pressure screenings, community safety and alert information, plus representatives from Lincoln Avenue Water Company, LA County Sheriff’s and Fire Department and other public and private agencies.”

Read more on the Altadena Community Garden web site

Here are some pictures I took as we strolled the garden today.

Can’t see the slide show above? View all the photos on Flickr.

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Joseph in Toonpaint

June 27th, 2012 Comments off

Photo/Video: Music Center Fountain, Los Angeles

June 23rd, 2012 Comments off

We were out to see War Horse last night and I shot this picture as we walked around the plaza before the show.

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A short video of the same fountain

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Categories: LA, Los Angeles, Photos-Photography, Video Tags:

Garden videos from A Gardener’s Notebook

June 20th, 2012 Comments off

I have many facets to my work life, including my garden blog and podcast, A Gardener’s Notebook. Below is a playlist of the many garden videos I have posted to the blog in an easy-to-browse YouTube playlist. You can also find other content on careers and technology on my YouTube channel.

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Food: Potato, cheddar, rosemary bread via Pinterest

June 18th, 2012 Comments off

This looks amazingly tasty while not being a whole lot more trouble than a simple loaf of white bread. I will definitely be trying this sometime soon.

rosemary-bread

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Event: “Taste of History” with the Museum of the San Fernando Valley

June 16th, 2012 Comments off

Westfield Fashion Square presents

“TASTE OF HISTORY”

in conjunction with

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley

Special Monthly Speaker Series!

Please join us on Thursday, June 28th at Westfield Fashion Square’s NEW Dining Terrace area for the kick-off event with featured presenter and Valley aficionado Tommy Gelinas of Valley Relics!

What: “Taste of History” monthly speaker series

Featured Presenter: Tommy Gelinas, Founder & Curator, Valley Relics will speak on history of restaurants and food of the San Fernando Valley

Date: Thursday, June 28, 2012

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Program
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Q&A & Socializing

Where: Westfield Fashion Square
14006 Riverside Drive
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
www.westfield.com/fashionsquare

Location of Event: 2nd Floor in NEW Dining Terrace – southwest location; not in main food court area, but in dining area opposite of food court.

Cost: FREE!

RSVP: 1-818-347-9665 or email at events@theMuseumSFV.org.
Please leave name, email address and phone number

For complete information, visit the Museum of the San Fernando Valley web site.

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Photos: The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Garden

June 16th, 2012 Comments off

Free Mulch Giveaway – City of Los Angeles

June 14th, 2012 Comments off

Information from the City of LA Web Site…

Free Mulch Give-Away

The Free Mulch Give-Away program is available to all L.A. Residents.

Free Mulch Give-Away The Free Mulch Give-Away program is available to all L.A. Residents.

The Bureau of Sanitation is “Closing The Loop” by providing free quality mulch in 11 different locations throughout the City of Los Angeles that are open to the public.

Instructions: Bring your own shovel, bag or pick-up; load up your own containers and take as much as you need.

If any locations run out of mulch or you want to know delivery schedule 
Please call the Lopez Canyon Environmental Center at (818) 834-5122

To learn more about the mulch we offer visit san.lacity.org/srpcd/mulch_compost.htm

Note: Clicking on the “Directions” hyperlink provided will give the exact location of the give-away.
Location addresses listed may be for the nearest property in the vacinity of the give-away.
The back page of the Mulch Give-Away Flyer will also have those exact locations illustrated.

Boyle Heights

 is Now Open 

Address: 850 N Mission Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90033
Mulch Delivered to this Location: Thursdays (compost) and Fridays (mulch)
Hours of operation: Tue/Thu 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. & 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
How to get there: Directions

 

East L.A.

(near Boyle Heights)

Address: 2649 E Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90023
Mulch Delivered to this Location: Wednesdays
Hours of operation: Fri-Sun 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
How to get there: Directions

 

Elysian Valley

Address: 3000 Gilroy St. Los Angeles, CA 90039
Mulch Delivered to this Location: Mondays and Thursdays
Hours of operation: Everyday 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
How to get there: Directions

 

Lake View Terrace

(near Sylmar)

Address: 11950 Lopez Canyon Rd. San Fernando Valley, CA 91342
Mulch Delivered to this Location: Everyday (except weekend)
Hours of operation: Everyday 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
How to get there: Directions

 

North Hills

(near Van Nuys Airport)

Address: 16600 Roscoe Pl. North Hills, CA 91343
Mulch Delivered to this Location: Wednesdays and Fridays
Hours of operation: Everyday 7:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
How to get there: Directions

 

North Hollywood

(near Burbank) is Now Open 

Address: Corner of Vineland Ave. & W. Chandler Blvd., San Fernando Valley, Ca 91601
Mulch Delivered to this Location: Mondays and Thursdays
Hours of operation: Everyday 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
How to get there: Directions

 

San Pedro

Address: 1400 N Gaffey St. San Pedro, CA 90731
Mulch Delivered to this Location: Fridays
Hours of operation: Everyday 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
How to get there: Directions

 

Sun Valley

(near Sheldon-Arleta Park)

Address: 12455 Wicks St. San Fernando Valley, CA 91352
Mulch Delivered to this Location: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Hours of operation: Everyday 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
How to get there: Directions

 

Van Nuys

(near D.C. Tillman Plant)

Address: 15800 Victory Blvd. San Fernando Valley, CA 91406
Entrance South of Densmore Ave. Intersection
Mulch Delivered to this Location: Mondays
Hours of operation: Mon-Fri 7:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.
How to get there: Directions

 

West L.A.

Address: 6001 Bowcroft St. Los Angeles, CA 90016
Mulch Delivered to this Location: Thursdays
Hours of operation: Everyday 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
How to get there: Directions

 

Lincoln Heights

 is Now Open 

Address: 1903 Humboltdt St. Los Angeles, CA 90031
Mulch Delivered to this Location: Monday and Thursday
Hours of operation: Everyday 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
How to get there: Directions

 

Million Trees LA, the Mayor’s initiative that aims to grow the Los Angeles urban forest and make the city greener and more sustainable, will use the new facility as the location for its future tree adoptions, environmental workshops and other events. The parcel of land at Mission Road, previously housing air treatment facilities owned and operated by the Department of Public Works Bureau of Sanitation, now offers tree adoption and mulch give-away services.

For more information call James Kurz: (818) 834-5133

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Two Years Ago: Stonehenge on the Summer Solstice

June 13th, 2012 Comments off

It seems like it was much more than just 2 years ago when we visited Wales and England on our trip. As I was flipping through our past videos I came across this “long picture” of Stonehenge on Summer Solstice 2010. We have some great memories of that trip and I know I am always wanting to go back to the UK whenever I can.

stonehenge

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Categories: Nature/Outdoors, Travel, Video Tags:

Photo: Bowl and Spoon via Instagram

June 12th, 2012 Comments off
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