So long Garden Guru, and thanks for everything.

Hi folks, This is a tough post to write. I’ve put it off for months, but I wanted to record a small tribute to a truly lovely man. As I’ve mentioned previously, my father had been sick for over two years in the hospital. After a hard fight, he passed away in September. Not a Read more about So long Garden Guru, and thanks for everything.[…]

Winter is coming…er is here now…

Before we get down to musings…. The updates are legion on the site. The resources section has new information on starting seeds, what to plant when, and a new guide to pickling developed by our friends at Check it out!  The events page has been updated to highlight school visits and my family’s most Read more about Winter is coming…er is here now…[…]

Interesting Stuff

Such a funny thing, this little book. Last weekend, Our Garden, and my family’s gardening related history, was the subject of a story in the Sacramento Bee by the excellent garden writer Debbie Arrington. Go ahead. Give it a read. I’ll wait. Pretty cool, huh? This book is by no means a runaway bestseller (yet!–Ha!), but those who have Read more about Interesting Stuff[…]

How does the garden grow? Well…

I’ll be honest. I’ve been a little disappointed with this year’s tomato crop in the Domek backyard. Originally, there were 21 plants. My soil was perhaps a bit overtaxed, and having a limited area to plant, I haven’t rotated crops probably as much as I should. In truth, given the year we’ve had around these Read more about How does the garden grow? Well…[…]

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 Read more about A bit of Sacramento Gardening History[…]

Life moves pretty fast…News on Book Events

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around for awhile, you could miss it.” –Ferris Bueller Such an interesting week from so many different areas of life. On the book front, we’ve firmed up our Northern California kickoff event at Time Tested Books in Sacramento for August 6. I could not be Read more about Life moves pretty fast…News on Book Events[…]

Guest Post on Mama Momtourage!

Hi folks–Today I’ve written a guest post for my friend Amanda’s website “Mama Momtourage!” Amanda and I were classmates at Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento, and her site is definitely worth checking out. She’s a great Mom, always stylish and has awesome ideas for having fun with your kiddos. And she’s a very kind person Read more about Guest Post on Mama Momtourage![…]