Friday, October 22, 2010

TDN Newsletter: October 22nd, 2010


October 22, 2010

Dear Gardening Friends,

We have been in a whirlwind here at Two Dog... first and foremost, we wanted to let you know that our weekend schedule has changed (for just this one weekend)...

ON SATURDAY, we will participate in the first annual Home Grown Culver City event from 9am until 5pm. It's a great family-friendly opportunity to learn about gardening, worm composting, backyard chickens, bee-keeping, canning & preserving and more! The best part is that proceeds go to Beyond Shelter who, since 1988, has been helping homeless families with children get into permanent housing and employment. Join us if you can; workshops will be held throughout the day, and the event is FREE!

ON SUNDAY, the Larchmont Farmers Market is canceled due to the annual Larchmont Village Street Festival. We will therefore participate in the Westlake Village Farmers Market where we'll be demonstrating proper planting of the EarthBox. If you're out that way, please stop by! CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

The Los Angeles Times is doing a story about Two Dog Organic Nursery!! Between their reporter and their incredibly hard-working photographer, they spent more than 4 hours here this week! The article will appear in the Home Section of the paper, as well as on their website! Needless to say, we're very excited (and grateful!) There will probably even be photos of Jake & Lalo!!

The piece should appear NEXT WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27th. Yay!!!!!!

Beverly Hills High School just awarded Two Dog a large order to kick off their brand new school garden! Many thanks to our Larchmont customer and English Teacher, Julie Goler, who paired us up with their charismatic Chef, Darrel A. Smith, whose Culinary Arts students will manage the garden. We'll deliver the 6 flats of veggie and herb plants next Monday and provide a quick planting to follow!

On Oct. 13th, we were happy to host the lovely ladies from the Little Gardening Club of Pasadena for a Nursery Tour. Toni McCreary met us at the Showcase House and booked the date for Fall. We had a great time, and some of them signed up for an EarthBox Planting Class on Nov. 1st. If you have a group that you think would enjoy a Nursery outing, please contact Jo Anne at 323-422-3835.

Lastly, the Hydroponics Convention, GROW 2010, turned out great! Our plants were a hit, and we were invited to also do plants for the Maximum Yield Hydroponics Show in Long Beach 2 weeks later! We're hoping to supply display plants for many more vendors in next year's shows. Here are a few photos our our peppers and lettuces in the big hydroponic systems. Amazing technology!

The Planting Class Schedule is up to date...come join us, and expand your gardening horizons! Fall Veggies are going strong so don't delay on that cool-season garden. We'll miss you this weekend, but we'll see you soon!

Happy Gardening!

Jo Anne & Alex


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