Next Monthly Meeting:
Sat. May 18th, 2:30 to 4 pm at The Learning Garden (Enter at Walgrove, first gate south of Venice Blvd.)
May’s meeting will feature Mastergardener Nancy Cipes on the art of Edible Landscaping.
Why not have an edible landscape in your yard, or viable container gardening on your balcony? Mix and match your food producing plants with the plants in your landscape to create a habitat that works for both appearance and food production. Yes, you can have your landscape and eat it too! The Learning Garden is here to help you succeed!
Fri. May 31st, SAN FERNANDO VALLEY BRANCH SLOLA Monthly Meeting 11 am to 12:30 pm at the Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd, Encino, CA 91436
May's SFV meeting will feature Albert Chang who will give us an opportunity to learn more about basic seed saving, including isolation distances, seed harvesting and storage techniques.
Now is a great time to join the Seed Library of Los Angeles, SLOLA.
You do not have to be a member to attend, yet with a $10 donation, you become a member for life. You'll have access to our library of seeds that you can borrow from, to plant and return seeds when you have abundance.
The time to start planting is now!
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Monthly Archives: January 2011
(This document was mailed to the initial members of SLOLA’s Best Practices Committee. If you would like to be a part of this committee, please leave a comment at the end of this document – any and all who are … Continue reading
From an NPR comes a story that shows some of the problems with allowing GMO crops to be planted alongside normal crops. “This valley is not big enough to have genetically engineered crops and normal crops growing together without cross … Continue reading
http://theseedbank.net/ Read the complete “about” details at the link…. What Is The Populuxe Seed Bank… The Populuxe Seed Bank is a privately run seed bank located in Victoria, BC. In January 2009 I decided to start my own private seed … Continue reading
Now they’re doing a “warm and fuzzy” marketing campaign for their destructive business. This is so insidious and appalling, I simply cannot believe it. Orwell had it right when he wrote about “doublespeak.” http://www.theatlantic.com/food/archive/2011/01/the-monsanto-man-making-biotech-seeds-warm-and-fuzzy/70020/ Share
http://mrbrownthumb.blogspot.com/p/seed-saving.html This blogger and I came across one another on Twitter, and now he’s my FB buddy. I mentioned SLOLA to him and he shared this seed saving resource page with me! Awesome. Also I’d like to share that Jimmy … Continue reading
http://subsistencepatternfoodgarden.blogspot.com/2011/01/why-save-seeds.html The author of the Kebun Malay-Kadazan girls blog has suggested a “seed week” from the 22nd~26th of January in which anyone interested participates by blogging about their experiences as they are related to seeds, bulbs, tubers, rhizomes or cuttings … Continue reading
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/01/community-run-seed-library.php We already know that saving seeds is critical to fighting climate change, yet seed libraries can prove tough to maintain. But what exactly is a seed library, and how can you use one? Here’s a great primer on one … Continue reading
Just spotted on Facebook: Renee’s Garden Seeds It’s a perfect time to start putting together your seed order with our 10% off Earlybird special at www.reneesgarden.com thru Jan. 31. Simply enter EARLYBIRD in the coupon box at the bottom of … Continue reading
http://kitchengardeners.org/newsletters/0111.html What a terrific resource this is! I recommend to all that you read this, and then sign up for the FREE KGI newsletter. Roger Doiron started this group on his own, and it was his idea to get the … Continue reading
SLOLA: Seed Library of Los Angeles MINUTESGeneral Meeting January 15, 2010 at Venice High School Learning Garden Executives Present: Chairman David King; Vice-Chair Norma Bonilla; Treasurer Ledette Gambini; Secretary Sarah Spitz Committee Chairs Present: Sarah LaVoie Web/Outreach; Lucinda Zimmerman, Organization; … Continue reading