Philosophy

Is Gardening Worth it?

Is Gardening Worth it?

In his humorous memoir, The $64 Tomato, William Alexander devotes an entire book to the existential question every home gardener has to face: is the cost of my gardening worth it, in the end? Cost here is not just money (though that is a significant […]

November: Gardening through the Winter Blues

November: Gardening through the Winter Blues

It’s November in the Bay Area. That means rain. Rain brings slugs. Slugs bring rotting fruit. Walking through the garden can be pretty gruesome, especially after a rain shower. The tomatoes, still producing a decent amount of fruit, are bursting from the excess water, and […]

Waste in the Garden

Waste in the Garden

Garden waste is unavoidable, but there are ways to reduce it through better planning and understanding of both your consumption and the plants you grow. I am not a farmer. My yield in the garden does not determine whether my family eats or not–we don’t […]