April 20, 2018
Berry season is officially here! At least at our garden.....strawberries are officially on the harvest list and our black berry plants are looking great. Sunflowers are finally standing tall & proud, showing off their beautiful faces. They have always been a favorite flower of mine.
New beds have been made and our cover crop meadow has been turned over to prep for garden expansion and planting.
I planted Indigo seeds for the first time, which are currently in the greenhouse. Liz Spencer of 'The Dogwood Dyer' mailed them to me to grow in hopes of us being able to harvest them for her 'Indigo Dying' workshop at Saddlerock Gardens Sunday July 22. If you are interested, I suggest you book it asap. http://www.thedogwooddyer.com/shop-1/organic-homegrown-indigo-workshop
It breaks my heart to see the rolling green hills already fading. Luckily the grapevine foliage will start making up for the loss of green on the property.
Starting in May, we will be hosting 'Service Learning' projects in the garden for students of Malibu High School. They are scheduled to take place on Wed May 9 and Wed May 23 from 4pm-6pm should students choose to sign up for volunteer credit. Should it come highly desired, this will be ongoing year round.
Tomorrow is Yoga Level 1 & 2 at the garden from 9-10:30am with the lovely Katelin Gibbs. You can sign up here: http://www.katelingibbs.com/yoga-class-schedule/yoga-at-saddlerock-gardens
Current Harvest at Saddlerock = Loquats, Strawberries, Mustard Greens, Radishes, Kale, Chard, Collards, Carrots, Microgreens, Lettuces, Turnips, Calendula Flowers, Fava Beans (leaves & flowers) and Herbs.