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: February 2011
The Organic Seed Alliance – one of our true friends in the seed business today, released its “State of Organic Seed” Report; you can download a PDF here. From the report’s introduction, comes the following: The lack of organically bred … Continue reading
MINUTES OF THE THIRD GENERAL MEETING OF SLOLA (Seed Library of Los Angeles) Saturday, February 19, 2010 Executive members present: David King; Clara Yoshihara, Lucinda Zimmerman, Sarah Spitz, Cheryl Noda, Elizabeth Bowman Executive members absent: Ledette Gambini, Linda Preuss I. … Continue reading
Welcome to members/guests Secretary has minutes of last meeting Treasurer’s report Committee Chair’s reports A. Database B. Membership C. Organizational/Bylaws D. Web/Outreach E. Best Practices Old Business A. Vice-chair B. Web site C. New Business A. Approval of committee actions … Continue reading
Please look this over, print a copy and bring to the meeting tomorrow. We will use this as our template for creating our organization. Bylaws Seed Library of Los Angeles Article I – Name The name of this organization shall … Continue reading
In a chilling article, appearing in the Safe Lawns Blog, quotes Dr. Don Huber, professor emeritus at Purdue University in a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, describes what he believes is a link between Round Up and miscarriages … Continue reading
http://www.seedliving.ca/ this is the home page — buy, sell or swap, globally, apparently! http://www.seedliving.ca/sl/displayNews-55/ this is their new online swap option!SeedLiving is introducing a new option so that growers can swap seeds in their community online, as often as they … Continue reading
This is the third logo submitted by Sarah Lavoie for SLOLA – there are subtle differences, and I’ve heard from several folks with ideas. What are your thoughts? (Scroll below to earlier posts for the other two submissions.) And come … Continue reading
Courtesy of MAPLIGHT.org Connect with MAPLight.org on Twitter and Facebook. FDA Lifts Restrictions on Planting Syngenta’s Genetically Modified Corn Seeds Feb. 14, 2011 – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given corn growers the green light to plant Swiss-based … Continue reading
An excerpt from this op-ed (read the complete piece at this link) Genetically modified alfalfa doesn’t sound as important as “the economy,” “healthcare,” or “jobs.” Yet our fourth largest crop, a major feed for dairy cows, has a direct impact … Continue reading
Companies that genetically engineer crops have a lock on what we know about their safety and benefits. Soybeans, corn, cotton and canola — most of the acres planted in these crops in the United States are genetically altered. “Transgenic” seeds … Continue reading