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Eat the streets! edible street trees and guerilla gardening
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Started this discussion. Last reply by JP Oct 23, 2008.

 

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DAVID replied to mary's discussion 'Homemade yogurt - a waste of energy?' in the group Cheesemakers!
"  Wow! That is energy intense. I make yogurt weekly in a crock pot. After the is heated to 180 degrees, let it cool to 110, then add a cup of commercial yogurt, or some starter. You may also add flavoring or sweetener at this point. I…"
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Lynda Reynolds replied to mary's discussion 'Homemade yogurt - a waste of energy?' in the group Cheesemakers!
"I make a gallon at a time in quart jars and put them in the oven with the light on for 9 hours....I have used the thermos idea too and it worked well....it's just that I make so much more now the oven-light method makes more sense."
May 15, 2010
Patti Bugge replied to mary's discussion 'Homemade yogurt - a waste of energy?' in the group Cheesemakers!
"I was going to mention using a heating pad on a very low setting but the thermos or cooler technique seems to be a great option without the use of any electricity!"
May 15, 2010
Helen Heil left a comment for mary
"Hi Mary, My sister also lives in Malibu. Kathy May (husband Meril). Maybe you will run into each other someday (small world). Bees love clover. It is a very hearty flowering plant that is easy to grow and keeps comming up year after year. The honey…"
Dec 22, 2009
mary commented on Helen Heil's group 'Apiarists'
"we plan to start a few hives this spring, here in Malibu, coastal California. Im especially interested in planting flowers that bees will gravitate towords. Any suggestions? Also, where to get my bees? From reading the door garden bog, it sounds…"
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Magpie Ima replied to mary's discussion 'Homemade yogurt - a waste of energy?' in the group Cheesemakers!
"I also recommend the thermos jug technique. I have a couple that I've picked up at yard sales and they are wonderful for incubating yogurt and cheeses."
Aug 5, 2009

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
raised suburban, trained as a biologist at UCB - having worked as environmental educator, community organizer, and fisheries consultant - FINALLY I see what it all boils down to: grow the food! Ive come to believe that the fear-based profit-driven lifestyles are a misplaced fear of starvation due to our complete ignorance of food production.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
acorrn squash stuffed with wild rice and adzuki (sp?) beans
Currently reading:
Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
Currently listening to:
dont worry, be happy!

Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 2:17am on October 23, 2008, Stacy McKenna said…
But *I* don't like birds, so me trying to talk up the idea to the rest of the crowd tends to fall rather flat... No fresh eggs for me for a while! ;P
At 2:19am on October 23, 2008, Stacy McKenna said…
I'm totally inconvenient to Venice, but when you get down here, check again with me and I'll see if any of my friends on the West Side are amenable to the sharing of property for food...
At 10:38am on October 23, 2008, Cornelia said…
Welcome Mary! So glad to have you here.
At 10:56pm on June 10, 2009, James Dockstader said…
Hey Mary

I like the chicken at Berkeley story...I have two going there now and they entertained a friend's chick over a weekend so that it would have a nice life experience before becoming python food. They coddled it, took it to campus to play in the glen, passed it around, etc. Then said bye.

Did you participate in the Gardens of Gratitude event up there? We're going to hear how it went...there's an event down here in OC and someone will talk about it and we'll ponder whether or not to do the same.
At 12:48am on December 22, 2009, Helen Heil said…
Hi Mary,
My sister also lives in Malibu. Kathy May (husband Meril). Maybe you will run into each other someday (small world).
Bees love clover. It is a very hearty flowering plant that is easy to grow and keeps comming up year after year. The honey from it is very light.
I get my bees through a local association (EMBA-Eastern MO beekeepers Assoc.) It's a great place to get support and education for new bee keepers and hopefully there is one near you. I order supplies through catalogs from Dadant but there are others out there (some people even make their own hives!). Good luck & all the best!

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