The star of my kitchen garden are the very disappointingly named Indigo Rose cherry tomatoes that look like fairy tale-worthy poisonous berries. This tomato variety was developed by researchers at Oregon State University by crossing several varieties of dark purple tomatoes. The dark skin of these tomatoes are extra high in antioxidants and vitamin C, [...]
Ashton Kutcher produces a documentary series on YouTube called SUBCULTURE CLUB. Two weeks ago, the production team from Thrashlab Studios and Katalyst filmed part of their “Urban Beekeeping” episode in my backyard, and interviewed me about the efforts of our local beekeeping club to legalize beekeeping in Los Angeles. Because, you know, as long as [...]
The Thrashlab film crew interviewed me today as part of their documentary about beekeeping activists who are working to legalize beekeeping Los Angeles. The filmmakers shot some beautiful footage in black and white film on a Bolex camera. The koi in the multi-frame sequence are our fish!
Today I got to geek out on the radio on KPFK 90.7 fm about urban beekeeping with Deadline L.A. hosts Barbara Osborn and Laurie Kaufman. George Langworthy, writer and director of the new documentary VANISHING OF THE BEES was also a guest on the show. As luck would have it, my allergies kicked into high [...]
I just discovered that the four trees in the vacant lot around the corner are pecan trees! (Pecans are my favorite nut). Hopefully the trees are going to nut out in time for our One-Block Party at the end of the summer.
Today Sunset Magazine posted our team profile on the One-Block Diet Blog with the other nine teams in competition. After much deliberation, we’ve named our team The Bad Skunks. We’ve checked out our steep competition and, frankly, we’re feeling mildly guilty about wanting to beat out all those small, vegetable-eating children for the prize. Go [...]
My neighbor Estrellita has a concrete front yard. But that hasn’t stopped her from creating her own flower farm. Every year she grows and sells hundreds of orchid plants.