February 24, 2011

"Swan Song for the Lawn" with Larry Santoyo, Saturday & Sunday Feb 26/27 Altadena

Learn how to transform a water-guzzling lawn into a garden paradise.

Join us Sat & Sun, Feb 26/27, 11:00am to 4:00pm
$25 per day ($40 for both days with one payment)

This hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of Food Forestry, garden
design, sustainable landscape construction and more.

Sat (& Sunday continuation)
11:00am check in and overall design and process discussion- Sat, sheet
mulching, raised-bed building w stone and broken concrete.
1:00pm Lunch break
1:30 - 4:00pm continued garden construction, tree planting and vegetable
garden design and installation

RSVP for details and directions
(310) 383-5495 text ONLY

February 16, 2011

Raised Bed Installation @ Iris's place

We just finished installing two raised beds at Iris's place.  One we made from Redwood purchased at Home Depot, the other from scrap wood salvaged in Whittier.

The Box above is the scrap wood box (Two-2"X12"X8'/ Two-2"12"X4/Four-4"x4"x2').  Each box has two 180 degree microsprinkles and a small shutoff valve.  When the summer crops come in, the system can be adapted to drip emitters or drip tape.

In each box we planted a polyculture mix of  transplanted beets and brassicas (collards, gai-lan), undersown with lettuce, scallions, and carrots.

Whole Wheat, Home-made Bread Available This Sunday, February 20th, Whittier

David rolling out the dough

Support local DIY food efforts by purchasing fresh rolls and loaves of bread.  Small loaves are $4 dollars, large dinner rolls are 6 for $5.  Place your order by email and we'll have your bread order ready for pick-up on Sunday morning.  Order  a couple extra and freeze some, but you'll probably just end up eating all of it during the week.  Its that good.

February 15, 2011

Cuatro Caminos Collective Dinner and Card Weaving Workshop, February 26th

We're pleased to invite you to our first dinner of 2011. Come join us for some hearty dishes showcasing our locally grown produce (from Glendora and Whittier): ayote squash, greens, citrus, herbs.

Suggested donation: $10. (to go towards expanding edible landscapes in the San Gabriel Valley)

After dinner, our friend Alex will be teaching a card weaving workshop. Card weaving is an ancient form of weaving straps for anything from a bracelet to headbands to belts! Come learn how! Some materials will be provided, but if you can, please bring yarn.

Hope you can feast with us!
Cuatro Caminos Collective

Saturday, February 26 · 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Whittier (place TBD)

February 13, 2011

Field crates for sale

These crates are great for harvesting veggies (greens, tomatoes, etc.) They are nesting and stackable, really sturdy, great handles. Typically these crates go for about $12 each, but we're offering them for $8.

Field Crates

Field Crates

Field Crates

February 03, 2011

Scott's Yard (One Year Later)

The Front yard is sprinkled with kale, dormant eggplant, lettuce, and california lilac.

The Back Yard is full of Bok Choy, Tatsoi, Chinese Kale seedlings, beets, and dormant fruit trees ready to be pruned.  The plastic sheeting below is a makeshift greenhouse built up against the brick wall to take advantage of the extra heat to germinate tomatoes and peppers for early starts.

Solar Cooking Meeting, February 23, Fresno, California

We are going to have an evening meeting to discuss plans for the year, show every one a new cooker design and discuss solar cooking adventures since our last meeting.
Place:  Woodward Park Library,  944 E Perrin Ave., Fresno 93720
Date:  Wednesday  2-23-11
Time:  7 to 8 pm  set up at 6:30 pm
Bring:  Solar cooked finger food type snacks to share if you can.
             Pictures, questions and ideas to discuss.
We plan to have pictures of our pizza in the snow trip last Sat.  and of our solar cooked Thanksgiving.
Let us know if you need more information.
Ellen Davies and Carl Peters

Cuatro Caminos Calendar