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Want a Winter Garden Wonderland?

Nov 1, 2011
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Authors & gardeners Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen

Just think: folks on the East Coast are digging themselves out of a foot or more of snow and preparing for a week without power (and it’s only the first day of November). We can write an article on winter vegetable gardening. Now, ya gotta smile.

Altadena Heritage will be holding its ever-popular Sustainability Series at the community center this Wednesday.

Eric Knutzen, co-author with Kelly Coyne of Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post Consumer World, will be sharing his tricks and tips about growing your own food with as little knee creaking, back bending, and nail breaking work as possible. He will talk about the best winter vegetables to grow in our balmy Southern California climate, safe ways to control pets and (wait for it) edible landscaping. Suddenly, visions of Willy Wonka gardens are dancing in our heads. If Coyne can do that for the vegetable garden, we see a sharp uptick in healthy eating in these here hills (see thesaurus for “them thar hills”).

The event is free to Altadena Heritage Members, and $5.oo otherwise.

Altadena Heritage: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World with Kelly Coyne
Wednesday, November 2, 7-9 p.m.
Altadena Community Center
730 E. Altadena Dr., Pasadena
Admission: Free for Altadena Heritage members; for non-members, $5
To RSVP or for more information, call 626.344.4783 or email altadenaheritage@earthlink.net
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