Monday, October 26, 2009

Plant your pineapple crowns

I learned this in Costa Rica. Don't throw away your pineapple crowns. Twist them off and plant them. After a few days roots will start to emerge and anchor the plant. After a few years, when the plant is large it will flower and fruit. It's a tropical plant so If you live in a temperate climate grow them indoors. Ours have already grown quite a bit after just a few months.

here's a website with more information:

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

october photos

whats left of the first lettuce harvest

cranberry hibiscus warming up inside

local persimmons

kitty warming up

beautiful organic dragon fruit

native persimmons



crazy cats

i love waking up to this

the beginning of the fruit orchard

sugar snap peas

Friday, October 16, 2009

a step forward

hey everyone! please take a minute to sign this petition to give support to the healthy school lunch program. their goal is to get more plant based items, low-fat dishes and more vegan and vegetarian options on the lunch menu.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009

Jones Valley Urban Farm (Organic)

my mom and i were driving through downtown birmingham and drove by jones valley urban farm. we stopped and walked around, took photos and got some inspiration. they have an amazing vision and are doing great things to spread consciousness when it comes to sustainable agriculture.

here's their site: