A few weeks ago, I met the very cute Lady Gaga, Waffle, Winston, and Churchill who are all residents of 1Gun Ranch, the coolest biodynamic farm located high up in the hills above Malibu, California. Apart from all the furry and feathered friends (I love that many of them are rescues), I saw very nicely designed enclosed vegetable gardens, with huge tomato plants, basil, and cilantro all growing in dark, rich super soil that 1Gun Ranch makes and also sells to the public, which is fabulous for all of us who love to grow our own produce in chemical, additive, hormone and pesticide free soil. The brain behind One Gun Ranch is the lovely Alice Bamford, who herself grew up on the Daylesford Organic Farm in Gloucestshire, England.
I was so thrilled when Alice told me she loves my monthly almanac, and especially the “Gardening according to the phases of the Moon calendar,” but I’m also so inspired by her work and vision for 1Gun Ranch, as a resource for educating children from various local schools about how to grow vegetables organically and connect with nature around them, both such healthy and enriching experiences that stimulate creativity. Something I myself would love to learn one day at 1Gun Ranch: foraging for local wild greens like mugwort and dill! I want to keep learning on how to be self-sufficient and live the most enjoyable sustainable lifestyle possible.
Classic entrance gate
Waffle the donkey
Winston and Churchill
Love this bulb + fixture
Lady Gaga and friends
Enclosed vegetable gardens
Frida Kahlo inspired guest house
One of my eco heroes: Alice Bamford
Thank you so muchxo