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Monday, September 26, 2011
TDN Newsletter: September 26th, 2011
September 26th, 2011
Heirloom Expo Photo Album
& Fall Sale/Food Drive Reminder!
Dear Gardening Friends,
Happy Fall! The days are growing shorter and the nights cooler, and it's time to get planting! This season is rich with vibrant leafy greens, comforting root crops, the beautiful brassicas and tender peas...and what better time to start than now?
Our friends at the Food Bank document the unprecedented 73% increase in demand for food assistance since the start of the Great Recession in this recent Policy Brief. Have a look, and then join us on October 2nd and plant compassion in your Fall garden as well...
On a personal note, just moments ago, literally, I heard from our products Sales Rep that he was laid off, as of this week. We're deeply saddened by this as he has become a trusted friend who helped us grow Two Dog from practically Day 1. Being an amazing worker, I trust he will find a job, but all over L.A. County thousands of families are really feeling the strain.
This will be our 10th Food Drive - let's make it a great one!
National Heirloom Expo!
What a fabulous event! We wanted to share with youAlex's photo albumfrom the Heirloom Expo. We can't say enough about how great it was! Sort of a "Woodstock-meets-The 4-H Club" type of thing... 10,000 like-minded, forward-thinking folks who were similarly swept up in the information and optimism! Baker Creek just announced they are already planning the 2012 Heirloom Expo! Do put it on your calendar! It will fill you with joy and hope!
Just yesterday we received this Trailer to the Happy Planet 2 documentary being produced by the LAPD Hollenbeck P.A.L.s (Police Action League)...you might remember this past June the Producer and Cameraman brought their "Good News Kids" here to the Home Nursery to learn about growing organic veggies, and the kids and I planted hot peppers together, which they got to take home... this is just a small bit of the very important message about childhood obesity they are working to get across.
Happy Planet 2 Trailer
Two Dog Planting Classes & Other Community Gardening Opportunities
Our 4th Qtr. EarthBox Planting Classes began today; why not join us for one? Check out our "Current Veggies" and see the whole class schedule here:
Or, if in-ground growing is your goal, check out this list of "Grow LA Victory Garden Initiative" class series put on by Yvonne Savio and the amazing Master Gardeners of the University of California Cooperative Extension!