Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Nuluv, Sweet Texas & Confituras Just In Time for the Holidays

 Today we received a fresh batch of delicious gluten free bread from Sweet Texas. Come in and pick up a holiday treat! We have the Sunflower Sandwich Bread, Mint Chocolate, Chai Spiced Banana and Pumpkin Cranberry Pecan Bread. Yum!

Thursday we'll be getting in some of our favorite jams from Confituras, including the scrumptious Salted Caramel Pear Butter! Great for a stocking stuffer or a special Christmas breakfast!

And Friday the much awaited shipment from NuLuv will arrive. We'll have your favorite body butters and lotions back in stock just in time to make it into the stockings.

It is also not too late to place a Christmas pie order. Call us at 512.240.4715 by 2pm on Saturday to order a pie for Christmas Eve.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Seed Starting Class & Seed Exchange this Saturday

Believe it or not, with the new year comes the time to start new seeds for your garden. Tomatoes, Peppers and Eggplants can be started in pots indoors to go out when the weather warms in March. Come out this Saturday at 10:30 to learn how!

After class we will have a seed exchange. If there are any seeds that you have saved or have excess of, bring them to share and trade!

See you there!

Friday, December 7, 2012

One Cubic Foot

 Photographer David Liittschwager traveled the world with a cubic foot frame that he staged in an array of ecosystems. Over the course of 24 hours he documented all the the biodiversity that passed through his cubic foot. The result is his new book A World in One Cubic Foot.

photo by David Liittschwager in a public park in Cape Town, South Africa

Science writer Craig Childs was inspired by Liittschwagers journey to set up his own square foot in a cornfield in Iowa to see how this very common US ecosystem compared. NPR science correspondence Robert Krulwich interviewed Childs specifically about what he found, or didn't find, in his article Cornstalks Everywhere But Nothing Else, Not Even a Bee. I didn't expect a conventional corn field to be a boon of biodiversity, but I still found the results rather shocking. How can we be growing our food in a vacuum?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Square Foot Garden Class This Saturday

This Saturday's garden class is one to be sure not to miss. Williamson County Master Gardener Hank Belopavlovich will be joining us to talk about Square Foot Gardening, a biointensive growing technique that saves space and seed while maximizing the harvest from a small area. Along with being a Certified Square Foot Garden Teacher, Hank is a Master Naturalist and a member of the Georgetown Garden Club, Native Plant Society, and the Liberty Hill Garden Club. Join us Saturday, December 8th at 10:30am for this exciting class!

Square foot raised bed garden built by David Alves