Archive for January, 2012

OUTSIDER ART FAIR

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Just went to an Art Fair in NYC and saw a few pieces that were really wonderful, especially the ones made with recycled materials. I also came across The Envelope Project, envelopes decorated by inmates at prisons and jails from several states, and 100% of the proceeds are donated to the Read alliance, a New York based nonprofit serving at-risk kindergarten and first-grade students. They

 

Haitian piece made with recycled cans

 

The Envelope Project

 

 

 

The Envelope Project-The one envelope I really hoped to buy was already spoken for

 

Haitian piece made with salvaged wood

 

 

Love the name of this artist, translates as : Albert Beautifulspeaking

Super cool elephant  head sculpture made out of aluminum foil

 

Vegetable Gardening Class

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

I took a super Vegetable Gardening class last weekend in Venice, California- taught by Master Gardener David King. Loved it.

Met this adorable furry friend who sat down in the empty seat next to me…

Easy to make paper pots, and another great way to recycle newspaper…

 

Sturdy raised garden bed for the parts of your garden where access to soil isn’t possible…

 

 

Bolted broccoli has flowers the bees love and string bean like pods, for harvesting seeds…

 

Bolted Red Leafed lettuce also produces seeds you can replant…

 

A delicious row of various lettuces ready for the picking…

 

Found and repurposed bin, now used to grow potatoes. The potatoes are planted in the bottom, and as they grow, soil is added little by little, until the potato plant reaches the top of the bin. When the potatoes are ready to be harvested, the bin is easily turned on it’s side and the potatoes are picked without having to dig deep down…

 

Free mulch is available at different locations around Los Angeles. Just go to www.lacitysan.org/srpcd or check in the city where you live,  to find out where you can pick some up in your area.