Saturday, June 18, 2011

Garden closed so is the blog

Hello followers!

This is my last entry here on the Wrigley Garden site. We are all cleaned up (almost, we have 1 more load with the shed and a few soil runs but pretty cleaned up) and pretty much moved out. Nothing more to say except thank you and I appreciate everything.

This blog will be archived here so we can access the recipes and information. Please follow our new blog and adventures at Farm Lot 59. See you in the field!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Wrigley Garden Clean Up

Garden is looking good. Everything is almost out. Thanks again to everyone who helped on Friday. We did a few runs with the trailer and the trucks and we are pretty much down to the wire.

Thank you Jenny and Jenifer for pulling weeds along the fence. I know there are probably plenty of weeds to be pulled elsewhere but I sure appreciate it.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wrigley Garden Clean Up and Move- this Friday & Saturday

Last week kicked so much ass that we are already ready to start moving our stuff out of the garden. Please come down either Friday or Saturday. If we are not at the garden we might have gone on a run to drop the goods off at the farm, we will be right back. There is plenty to do!

If you were waiting to come on the 22nd please come now. We might be all wrapped up by then. Cross your fingers!

Please wear closed toed shoes and bring some water for yourself. Gloves and tools will be provided.

Check the dates below and come on down to help us out. Its only 2 more weekends so please try and make it.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Hello again harvesters !

We have an opportunity to do an orange, tangerine and lemon harvest on Saturday, June 11th @ 9 a.m.  The home is in Long Beach near Stearnlee and Conant. (Address forwarded upon RSVP)

The trees are fairly accessible; ladders likely not needed. SoCal Harvest will bring 10 long-handled fruit baskets (pickers) and 10 pairs of  leather gloves and multiple boxes. Extra boxes are always helpful.

Canvas bags are also helpful - can you bring one? Please wear closed toed shoes (long pants and long sleeves are at your own discretion! 

Are you available this Saturday for 60, maybe 90 minutes?

Let me know!

SoCal Harvest

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Queen of the Sun at the Found Theatre

Hello Long Beach Local-

I wanted to invite you to a screening of Queen of the Sun at the Found Theatre in downtown Long Beach. I will be there Sunday the 19th before the show to introduce the film. There will be also be a Q&A after the film to discuss bees and gardening in the city of Long Beach.

Here is the information for the film. Hope to see you there.

Don't miss the new film “Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us?” premiering Long Beach, CA at the Found Theatre for THREE-DAYS JUNE 17th-19th! Queen of the Sun is a profound, alternative look into the problems and solutions of the global honeybee crisis from Taggart Siegel, the acclaimed director of the award-winning, grass-roots hit The Real Dirt on Farmer John. To view our Official Trailer click here. Box Office Magazine calls it,“The Feel-Good Advocacy Movie of the Year.” FOR MORE INFO VISIT:  WWW.QUEENOFTHESUN.COM

Sasha Kanno
Executive Director, Long Beach Local

Peach Pie

Peach Pie

Adapted from:

Serves: 8
Preparation Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

3/4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
6 fresh peaches - pitted, skinned, and sliced
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
Cream sugar and butter together. Add flour and nutmeg; mix until mealy. Spread 1/2 of mixture in pie crust. Arrange peaches on top of crumb mixture. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture on top of peaches.
Bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for ten minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 40 minutes, or until brown.

Wrigley Garden Clean Up- this Friday & Saturday

Hello gardeners-

Thank you to all the awesome volunteers who came to help last week. The garden is almost ready to go in just those 2 days! Amazing!

This week Friday and Saturday we will be disassembling the greenhouse, plumbing and finishing cleaning up the grounds.  Please wear closed toed shoes and bring some water for yourself. Gloves and tools will be provided.

Check the dates below and come on down to help us out. Its only 2 more weekends so please try and make it.

June  Hours are from 9-12
Big Move on the 23rd, 24th and 25th!