A bit of Sacramento Gardening History

I never knew the garden of my youth was called the St. Francis Community Garden until recently. Few people know about it or remember it, but it was a part of the fabric of midtown Sacramento long before anyone had ever uttered the phrase “farm-to-fork.” Many remember the old Mandella garden that was shut down[…]

Tom Sawyering: Kids in the Garden

We gardeners have an unfair reputation as wholesome and honest. Upstanding citizens even. Puuuuhhhleaaaassee. Lies, I tell you. Lies! When it comes to slugs or horn worms, many of us are downright vicious. And believe it or not, we aren’t always truthful…especially when it comes to discussing last year’s harvest–(it was epic. Thanks for asking…). Or[…]