05.21.2011 Earth Day

Here is a new documentary on the first Earth Day, the events that led up to it, and where are we today on sustainability issues.

Meeting Tuesday, May 17 Recap

Once again, we discussed the upcoming talk on May 26th. We also talked about the 3 upcoming documentary screenings and the possibility of free food at the events. Club members asked if we could continue the meeting out in the vegetable garden, so we headed outside.

Planting Seeds and Pulling Weeds

We planted some beans and herbs, including borage. We still pulled out some more pampas grass.

Preparing a new garden bed

We prepared a new garden bed, which we planted root type plants.


The tomato plants are coming along with clusters of flowers and fruit.

Japanese Eggplant

Soon, we will have some Japanese eggplants.

Tomatoes PlantsOakleaf Lettuce

Even though the lettuce is getting huge, they are going to seed.

Lettuce, kale, and Bok Choy
Courtesy Jason Carman

Meeting Tuesday, May 10 Recap

We talked about the upcoming events including Dr. Ling O’Connor’s talk and sustainability documentaries screening. We went out to the Permaculture Garden and apply some mulch from a tree pruning service (that otherwise would be sent to the dump). Check out the pictures below:


Shoveling Mulch

Spreading Mulch

Raking the Mulch

Covering the Drip Irrigation

Group Photo

Permaculture Garden
Courtesy Maggie Lee and Jason Carman

05.20.2011 In Conversation with Julia Butterfly Hill and Daryl Hannah Video

Milli Macen-moore Talks About Gardening

Milli Macen-Moore, Master Gardener of Milagro Allegro, talks about on how to start a backyard garden.

05.12.2011 Voices From the Metropolis

Got this late yesterday:

Where: Pasadena City College Creveling Lounge
Time:1-3 pm
When: Thursday, May 12, 2011

Courtesy CCC