Healthy Soil Class Recap

Healthy Soil Class Recap

Randy Ritchie hosted an amazing class about building healthy soil in an organic garden. We thought we would do a quick recap of the main points for those of you who weren't able to make it. Randy started off by saying something incredibly blunt, but incredibly honest:...

Bare Root Rose Planting Guide

Bare Root Rose Planting Guide

Allison Starcher is back with more great gardening tips. This time, it's a great guide for planting bare root roses. Whether you are planting in the ground in your garden, or planting in a pot on your balcony or patio, Allison shows you the best way to plant your...

Worm Composting for Beginners

Worm Composting for Beginners

I believe any and everyone is capable of practicing vermicomposting (Worm Composting). Even those limited on space, living in a small apartment. Whether you’re creating soil for an entire farm or your house plants and windowsill herb garden, the benefits are endless....

Building Healthy Soil

Building Healthy Soil

What we feed our soil is not only important in terms of plant and ecological health, but for an organic gardener, it is everything! It is the most critical element of gardening. Having an awareness of the biology, the microbes in the soil, and what role they play in...

Pruner Care

Pruner Care

by Allison Starcher A good pair of pruners is beloved by gardeners, treasured like a chef’s favorite knife. Sharp enough to do harm but in skilled hands, a precise tool. Sometimes referred to by their French name, secateurs, pruners have a spring that holds the...

Raised Vegetable Bed 101

Raised Vegetable Bed 101

Grow Your Own Food How to build and fill a raised garden bed   Riding out the pandemic, safe at home, has changed my relationship with my environment and with food. I’m cooking more and spending lots of time in my yard! Having a continuously productive fruit and...

Organic Gardening 101 with Dr. Earth

Organic Gardening 101 with Dr. Earth

Join us Saturday, January 16th at 11:00 am for a virtual gardening class about the basics of organic gardening, what makes it organic, and how Dr. Earth products work.  The workshop will be taught by industry expert Oscar Fortis. A Southern California native and avid...

It Starts With a Seed

Gardening, even in temperate Southern California is guided by the calendar. Each seasonal phase brings the promise of new beginnings and the letting go of past glories. The transition from 2020 to 2021 feels like a jail sentence drawing to an end, a culmination, a new...

2020 Holiday Decorating Contest

2020 Holiday Decorating Contest

One of our favorite things about December is the unique and creative ways everyone decorates for the holidays. Show off how you’ve styled your space for the season and enter for a chance to win a $100 giftcard to any of our five store locations. Contest Rules &...