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ConsciouslyFrugal commented on Norman Saunderson's blog post 'Better late than never'
"Welcome to Homegrown, Norm! I don't use this site as often as I should. I'm still new to this gardening thing myself (at least as an adult) and currently live in the concrete jungle and have a small community garden plot. I wish I knew…"
Oct 26, 2011
Norman Saunderson commented on ConsciouslyFrugal's blog post 'My first garden in 12 years!'
"I've heard the same story many years ago so I'm sure there must be something about the Marigolds the bugs don't like however you can't go wrong following your dads lead.Norman Saunderson."
Oct 26, 2011
ConsciouslyFrugal commented on ConsciouslyFrugal's blog post 'My first garden in 12 years!'
"Hey Norman. We did have some white fly problems with our tomatoes, but outside of that (which didn't impact our harvest), we didn't have any issues. The soil was really poor as well, so I was surprised when we didn't have many bug…"
Oct 25, 2011
Norman Saunderson commented on ConsciouslyFrugal's blog post 'My first garden in 12 years!'
"I see you've planted marigolds between your veg. Is it true that it keeps the bugs away ? Norman"
Oct 25, 2011
ConsciouslyFrugal commented on Caroline Malcolm's video
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Handmade Portraits: Wild Hive Farm

""Bread power." I love it!"
Oct 20, 2011
ConsciouslyFrugal commented on Caroline Malcolm's video
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Handmade Portraits: Wild Hive Farm

""Bread power." I love it!"
Oct 20, 2011
ConsciouslyFrugal commented on Caroline Malcolm's video
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Handmade Portraits: Wild Hive Farm

""Bread power." I love it!"
Oct 20, 2011
ConsciouslyFrugal commented on Caroline Malcolm's video
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Handmade Portraits: Wild Hive Farm

""Bread power." I love it!"
Oct 20, 2011
ConsciouslyFrugal replied to Cornelia's discussion 'No 'Poo Recipes' in the group Homemade Cosmetics
"Thanks for the tip, Torry!"
Oct 13, 2011
ConsciouslyFrugal replied to Cornelia's discussion 'No 'Poo Recipes' in the group Homemade Cosmetics
"I still haven't jumped ship yet on the shampoo & conditioner thing! Ug. But I noticed that I am getting flakes. Must try your solution. Old school baking soda and vinegar. Do you make your own tea tree oil conditioner? Or just toss the tea…"
Oct 13, 2011
ConsciouslyFrugal commented on ConsciouslyFrugal's blog post 'Bye Bye, Community Garden Plot'
"Aliza-I'm taking a sourdough e-course at the moment and grabbed some spicy sprouts not too long ago that I need to tackle. I never quite thought of those as gardening. :) But so true! A friend also suggested mushrooms, because they don't…"
Mar 6, 2011
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Mar 6, 2011
Aliza Ess commented on ConsciouslyFrugal's blog post 'Bye Bye, Community Garden Plot'
"Sprouts and sourdough are currently some of my favorite methods of "mini-farming" in the city!"
Feb 28, 2011
Christa Nelson commented on ConsciouslyFrugal's blog post 'Bye Bye, Community Garden Plot'
"have you looked into Zipcar, where you pay a yearly membership then just use their cars for a few hours when you need them? http://www.zipcar.com/la/ ; ........might be a way to still make it to the garden"
Feb 28, 2011
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Bye Bye, Community Garden Plot

*Cue tragic violin music.*After waiting for a ridiculous number of years for a community garden plot, I've had to let my coveted spot go. In September, I killed my car in an accident on one of LA's famed congested freeways. I decided to walk my talk and not replace the car. (Long winded posts about the car-free life choice in Los Angeles on my blog here:…See More
Feb 24, 2011
ConsciouslyFrugal commented on Calamity Jane's blog post 'Is Your Sustainable Life Sustainable?'
"This is a gorgeous read. Thank you!   Yanno, I've often thought that this process (or life change) is also one of simple maturation. I do/live/think/feel in ways that as a 20-something I would have found appalling. I think age gives…"
Feb 24, 2011

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama, Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
Country kid trapped in a sea of concrete, botox and fake boobs (but with a nice ocean view). Saving my pennies to get back to greener pastures and simpler days.
Currently reading:
"A Living Revolution" by James Horrox
Currently listening to:
Gregory Alan Isakov's "This Empty Northern Hemisphere."
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Bye Bye, Community Garden Plot

*Cue tragic violin music.*



After waiting for a ridiculous number of years for a community garden plot, I've had to let my coveted spot go. In September, I killed my car in an accident on one of LA's famed congested freeways. I decided to walk my talk and not replace the car.



(Long winded posts about the car-free life choice in Los Angeles on my blog here: …

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Posted on February 24, 2011 at 3:14pm — 3 Comments

My first garden in 12 years!

After leaving the gorgeous green of Missouri 10 years ago for the grey sea of concrete that is Long Beach and Los Angeles, I finally have a spot in a community garden. I combined plots with a friend who spent a couple of her formative years in the Midwest and missed the green enough to sit on a community garden waiting list with me for more than 3 years. But our wait is finally over!

We started late and I didn't do enough research to figure out what I needed, but we…

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Posted on July 13, 2010 at 1:40pm — 4 Comments

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