Tag Archives: Plants

Year SIX! is Growing on Us

 

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It’s “Engineered” So Don’t Call Them “GMO” Crops

In March, UC Davis professor Pamela Ronald gave a scientific argument in favor of the idea that genetically engineered (not “genetically modified”) crops will be an important tool in the future of world food production. In fact, she says engineered food will be critical to … Continue reading

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Food Revolution Day 2015

Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver wants you to join a revolution. A food revolution. The Lakritz Family Farm is joining too. One of the primary reasons for this blog is to raise awareness about urban farming and the importance of teaching people … Continue reading

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Growing Weather Arrives

The first of May is always a turning point in the year. As an educator it marks the home stretch of the school year. As a farmer it means things start heating up weather-wise and the plants really start to grow. … Continue reading

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How (and Why) To Remove Side Shoots on Tomato Plants

Recently I got connected (through About.me) with a student named Emma Whittering who publishes her work on her Student Horticultural Blog. Visiting her page I found this short video from “The Sunday Gardener” who shared this tip on growing tomato plants. Enjoy! How … Continue reading

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Visitors to the Farm – “Today’s Bouquet”

One thing we never anticipated when we started building the farm is the fact that we are meeting and getting to know our neighbors — many of them for the first time. We have people who stop by to admire the plants, ask … Continue reading

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Lettuce Eat It!

Today, for the second day in a row, we enjoyed a big salad from the farm. We’ve got a few rows of lettuce growing although we spread some of the heads throughout the other plants and in our half barrels. One train of … Continue reading

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