Tag Archives: Sustainability

Year Three on the Lakritz Farm

Tonight we had salmon for dinner with roasted potatoes and squash from the farm. We also had fresh cucumber appetizer. These are the best tasting cucumbers we’ve grown. It’s amazing that we have the opportunity to eat something we’ve grown … Continue reading

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The Edible Schoolyard

Edible Education – “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.”

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Looking Back – Two Years on the Lakritz Farm

It’s amazing to think we’ve been farming our front yard for two years now. Here is what the space was like just a few years ago. The first thing we did was remove all the lava rock, the plants, and … Continue reading

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Winter Crops Were Successful

Winter crops were abundant this year. Kale and broccoli grew well and the cabbage and radish crops were excellent. It’s interesting to note that the cabbage did not grow as well in the summer last year. We will definitely grow … Continue reading

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Picking Oranges on the Lakritz Farm

The Lakritz Family has been picking oranges for a very long time. Growing up in a small town in California’s Central Valley, we lived among the crops. Although we weren’t farmers, we did have our own fruit trees growing in the backyard. … Continue reading

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Follow the Lakritz Farm on Instagram

About a year ago we decided to begin using Instagram to publish images from the Lakritz Farm. We use Instagram as a simple way to share news form the Farm. Follow us to see more frequent updates on the farm!

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Why Eat Organic?

When I was young we often went into the fields of the Central Valley in California to pick left over foods the machines didn’t capture during the harvest. We went into tomato fields, fruit orchards, and once even dragged bruised … Continue reading

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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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Cucumbers, Squash, Watermelon, and Sunflowers

Here’s a quick video of the cucumber bed on the farm. This corner of the Lakritz Farm has traditional and yellow cucumbers and also includes some yellow squash plants and sunflowers. I’ve also planted some cucumbers from seed but they are taking … Continue reading

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Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale 2015!

The Edible Schoolyard is a wonderful educational organization that promotes and celebrates the idea that what we eat, and how we grow and obtain it, is as important as anything else we can learn about or teach in school. They … Continue reading

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