Farmscape is seeking a full-time urban farm consultant to help us convert Los Angeles into a network of thriving farms. Become part of an innovative, fast-growing, and fast-paced start up in an environment that thrives on collaboration, creativity, and success. This position would be responsible for managing the sales process from start to finish within a given sales territory.
Turnips often get the short end of the stick in the root vegetable family, placing behind all others in popularity besides maybe the rutabaga. I suggested this recipe in the March Farmscape newsletter (sign up here), but it is too good not to feature in its own post. It's adapted from this recipe Gourmet's September 2009 issue.
Farmscape is excited to announce we are offering a class this weekend on starting a summer vegetable garden. The class will be hosted at the home of a Farmscape member in Atwater Village, and will focus on the process of starting a summer vegetable garden in Los Angeles. The event will take place from 9 AM - 12 PM, and will cost $90. Tickets and more information about the location are available at our Eventbrite page.
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Farmer Meredith Kotelec will teach the course. Meredith has farmed Hollywood, Atwater Village, Silver Lake, and Los Feliz for Farmscape for over a year. She has a BS in Horticulture and Crop production from the University of Maryland, and previously worked maintaining the USDA people's garden in Washington, DC. She also has extensive experience working on organic farms.
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We finally harvested the last batch of the root vegetables in our garden to make way for our next round of summer plants. This salad, adapted from October 2010's Bon Appetit, is a beautiful blend of winter vegetables and springtime flavors. I served this as a side to these quinoa-kale cakes, but the salad was really the highlight of the meal.
Farmscape's Dan Allen writes today in the Huffington Post about the financial side of the gardening hobby. He finds that, at least for the average would-be edible gardener, that the labor and materials for hobbyist gardening will not paint such a thrifty picture as is generally assumed.