Category Archives: Gardening

Winter Seed Exchange

Despite the inclement weather forecast for the day, many hard core gardeners came to our Seed Exchange, some from as far as Gilroy (!) and stayed long pass the usual 2 hours, still talking about gardening and swapping seeds. We invite you all next time!


It is wonderful to see both the familiar faces and the new alike!


Hmmm… what do you recommend?


Yet again we welcome the youngest gardeners – just a few months old baby!


Yes, I think I’ll try that!


This time we also had a fair amount of plants for the swapping.
Come and join us next time!

Eco-Farm Conference

We were promoting biochar at the 2015 Eco-Farm Conference held in Asilomar, Monterey, CA. Thank you all for stopping at our booth and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions. See below for a few photos from the event.


Our booth at the Eco-Farm Conference.


Frankie enthusiastic about biochar!


This was by far the largest seed exchange I have ever attended. And scion exchange was happening in another room at the same time.


With lots of seeds, both common and exotic…


and crowds of attendees.


I mean, crowds of enthusiastic attendees. 😉


There was also fun: beer and cheese tasting.


Needless to say, this was a very popular event.


Come and join us next year!

Heirloom Tomato Plant Sale and Swap

Cupertino Earth Day 2014

We seem to be getting more ties with Gilroy – yet again some folk travelled that far to join us!


Welcome to our booth at Cupertino’s 2014 Earch Day!


It was a busy and joyous day for us!


There is nothing like sound gardening tips from a pro!


Look at all those tomatoes!


Which one shall we pick?


We love kids at our table!


And they love our tomatoes!

Hope to see you all there next year!

Grafting Party

Grafting Party – 28th of April 2013

It was a great, hot and instructive day with John talking about all the different benefits to grafting and demonstrating many grafting techniques, including rind and bark grafting on citrus. It was a pleasure to watch a pro at work and we are much better prepared to graft at home. Thank you John! Sally brought with her a couple potted rootstock apples that were grafted at the workshop and shared with participants – much appreciated!


Lunch under the canopies with John introducing the world of grafting.


Cleft graft demonstration.


Budding knife.


It’s great to have an attentive audience…


John demonstrating a rind graft.


John making a T graft (upside down…).


Finished T graft on citrus.


We all learned a lot and enjoyed it tremendously at the same time! Hope to have many more gatherings around gardening and sustainability!

Heirloom Tomato Plant Sale and Swap

Cupertino Earth Day – 6th of April 2013

It is always very rewarding to spread the love of heirloom tomatoes that come fresh off the vine in your garden! Thank you all for visiting our booth this year!


Sawako and Amy holding the fort.


And what is this? A companion plant – borage, good for increasing pollination as it attracts bees and the beautifull, small, dark blue flowers are edible. Just toss them in your salad!


She also likes lettuce, not just tomatoes!


Another young customer. It is awesome to see kids interested in growing plants!


Beautifull art work done by the kids just in front of our booth! See you there next year!