Crating up our garden

March 21, 2009
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workspace-garden

boxwood olive and Lila B. have teamed up to gather materials and begin a small section of the roof.

Thanks to some quick web searches  (and 2 large vehicles!) we scored 71 crates . Filled with a liner and soil, we’ll arrange them, and plant them up. Our roof garden has to be move-able and crates fit the bill. Not only are they inexpensive, lightweight to pick-up & re-arrange, but they readily available used — thus the perfect solution for us.

Check out Freecycle and Craig’s list for givers & for sellers.
boxwood olive, garden management & design: 415-608-0861

Kids ‘Dig In’ with the President’s Wife

March 20, 2009
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Extracted from the Slow Food Newsletter today

This morning, on the first day of spring, Michelle Obama and 26 fifth graders broke ground for an organic vegetable garden on the White House lawn.

what’s new to do today

March 19, 2009
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If you’ve spring fever…the time and the inkling…

Check out: Bouquet to Art at the de Young Museum this week and 1x a year only. Floral designers relate their floral designs to selections from the de Young’s expansive art collection. Wild, gorgeous, innovative…and more. for photos: http://www.flickr.com/groups/bta2009/

If you missed his lecture today, his book is worth a peak. Nico de Swert. Living with Flowers. He’s been one of my long time favorites for his simple yet unique combinations.

Making beautiful statements with living things