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August 7, 2015 at 12:55 am Leave a comment

Kale, kale, and more Kale

Kale has an eagerness to flourish known by many santa cruz gardeners. The fresh foggy air and mild central coast climate nourish kale plants throughout their lifecycle. As the plants grow, gardeners harvest the larger outside leaves and remove and wilted or damaged leaves periodically. This method allows the gardener to harvest a few leaves every week; each plant can live for several months with proper care. After harvesting, lightly steam the leaves with cooking oil and the sauce of your choice, lemon juice or soy sauce work great!

July 27, 2015 at 10:28 am Leave a comment

Don Emilio’s Work

Emilio was taking care of the communal areas of the garden this morning.  After irrigating his own parcel, he began the task of tending the gladiolas, corn, roses, and cilantro that line walkways of the garden. In the heat of the summer he starts watering early to conserve.  By irrigating in the morning, Emilio gives the water more time to soak in before evaporating in the heat of the day.

July 23, 2015 at 9:20 am 1 comment

Row crops

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July 22, 2015 at 7:33 am 1 comment

Squash – Calabaza

One of the garden’s most prolific treats; any gardener knows that keeping up with the harvesting can be a challenge.

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July 21, 2015 at 8:14 am Leave a comment

Flowers

Every gardener deserves a space for flowers.  They bring pollinators and beauty of the garden. Orange, red purple and pink are the colors of the day.

July 20, 2015 at 6:28 pm Leave a comment

Save the Beach Flats Garden

The Beach Flats garden is being threatened with closure again.

The City of Santa Cruz and The Santa Cruz Seaside Company, owner of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, are negotiating a deal for partial closure of the garden at the end of this year. We can not let this happen, our community relies on this space for access to healthy food and community space. Our elected officials need to work together to prioritize this public space, and create a permanent solution to it’s preservation and support.

More info coming soon!

Read the Santa Cruz Sentinel Article Here

July 16, 2015 at 8:36 am Leave a comment

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