Road Trip! Northwest Arkansas Roadside Barbecue, Ghosts, and Gardens

June 18, 2015


pig-trail-drive-crescent-hotel Northwest Arkansas Pig Trail scenic byway. Photo via The Crescent Hotel and Spa.

Before my recent two-day road trip through Northwest Arkansas, I had visions of Ma and Pa Kettle-type folks sitting on front porches strumming banjos while drinking moonshine Read More...

Some Good Eggs Supporting Urban Local Food Systems

June 11, 2015


There are some good eggs in the local food movement. One has established a network of locally owned farms, small food purveyors, commercial kitchens, warehouses, grocers, all involved in feeding people in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans, and Read More...

Living in a Vertical World

May 27, 2015


While vertical gardening may be a more recent obsession, vertical living has been going on for a long time. Both are innovative responses to maximizing the space needed to nurture living things in crowded urban areas.

Growing six tiers of …

A Japanese Garden Hidden Behind LA’s Dodger Stadium

April 9, 2015


Who knew? I grew up in Los Angeles, went to many baseball games, but never knew that there was a Japanese garden hidden behind Dodger Stadium.

Yep, the story goes that back in 1962 when the ballpark opened, the team … Read More...

Celebrating Slow Food and Slow Flowers at Local Flower Farm Dinner

April 5, 2015


You know about farm-to-table dining and perhaps garden-to-glass cocktails. Now there’s Field-to-Vase–where the dining table’s flowers were freshly picked at the flower farm only a few feet from where you are seated.


The Field to Vase Dinner Tour is …

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