Here’s a recent photo of the trees I’m growing in one area of the nursery in the Santa Familia building. The collection is very diverse, each species has multiple uses; […]
My Randia formosa (Blackberry jam fruit) are flowering for the first time, in five gallon buckets. The flowers are very fragrant.
Taiwanese guava are bearing fruit. Although the tree is still small, the fruit grow quite large. There were so many fruit on this tree I had to remove about half […]
Today I continued working with students and teachers at Escuela Isaac Rabin on our edible schoolyard project. I brought a variety of interesting, useful plants, mostly trees, which we planted […]
Below I have listed and provided links to six student blogs documenting our Edible Schoolyard project at Escuela Isaac Rabin. See this previous post discussing the scope and rationale behind […]
This is a small, meter by 3 meter patch of vegetation that I planted about a year ago. First a thick layer of concrete had to be removed (the primary […]
Java Apple and Dwarf Jaboticaba, bearing fruit in 10 – 15 gallon containers.
Everyday the issue of food becomes more and more grave. As prices for ffresh produce climb, people eat worse and worse quality food, synthetic, grown with chemicals, imported from further […]
Here are a few shots of a previously vacant lot in Casco Viejo that had been formerly colonized by trash and miscellaneous urban detritus not worthy of mention . I […]
Hibiscus manihot, or Bele, (syn. Abelmoschus manihot), is a tropical perennial that can grow to over 3 metres high under good conditions. In the Pacific Islands Bele is one of […]
Also known as ‘False Roselle’, this species, related to tree cotton, bele, and saril, has striking edible red leaves. Cranberry hibiscus is nematode and insect resistant and does well in sandy […]
Considered to be one of the most attractive of all vegetable crops, celosia is used as an ornamental almost everywhere on earth. But few of its millions of admirers know that […]
Mabolo, or velvet apple is an attractive tree, closely related to the persimmon and ebony. As the English common name would suggest, the fruit is covered in a fine, velvety […]
Chaya can be maintained as a medium- size shrub, or a small tree. If managed properly and left to grow big I can imagine it could become quite large. When damaged or […]