Garden

Make the Most of Your Garden by Choosing Plants Wisely

Make the Most of Your Garden by Choosing Plants Wisely

Let’s talk plant basics for those novice gardeners who are sitting in their cozy armchairs thumbing through seed catalogs and feeling completely overwhelmed. Know your options An annual plant grows for one season and then it’s done. A perennial plant…

Growing Food in a Drought

Growing Food in a Drought

As some regions (hello, California!) are looking ahead to a parched, dry summer, a lot of people might be reconsidering the idea of planting a vegetable garden at all. If you’re not ready to completely throw in the towel, there…

Gardening 101 With Uncle George

Gardening 101 With Uncle George

I spent all of last week volunteering at the Kahumoku ‘Ohana Music and Lifestyle Workshop. We’ve been attending for years; one of my sons started out as a student and now teaches, my other son dances hula and helps in…

Farming in Los Angeles

Farming in Los Angeles

Erik Knutzen and Kelly Coyne are the folks behind the Root Simple blog. They’ve been “farming” their yard in Los Angeles for over a decade; this video takes us on a little spin through their small space. Of note are…

Homesteading in Hawaii

Homesteading in Hawaii

Curious about how my family ended up in Hawaii and what it’s like to “homestead” on a large city lot? I answered some questions for Jill over at Real Food Forager. It’s an ongoing process, but no matter what, I’ve…

WINNER of the Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds!

WINNER of the Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds!

  Thanks to everyone for entering! The winner of the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed collection is: Darien Brewer Darien, please email me at Kris AT KrisBordessa DOT com with your mailing address and the name and mailing address of your…

Fired up for Fall? Step Away From the Matches!

Fired up for Fall? Step Away From the Matches!

For years we lived in a rural area that meant a longish drive on a country road to get home. In the autumn, one resident on this winding country road – a stranger to us – seemed almost to wait…

<em>The Resilient Gardener</em> is a Must Read!

The Resilient Gardener is a Must Read!

I loved this book. Really loved it. It’s chock full of information and at the same time takes readers on a wandering tour through the author’s farm and garden. In The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times,…