Love Apple Farms is a biodynamic farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains that has become our default brain image of an idyllic garden ever since we visited last year. Renowned fine restaurant Manresa in nearby Los Gatos is the lucky beneficiary of much of the focus of operations, serving its produce exclus ... More >>
Where: Marin Country Mart (2257 Larkspur Landing, Larkspur)
When: Sat., Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Free (food items cost $5 or less)
The rundown: Oakland's Eat Real Fest is testing out their party vibe in the North Bay with the first Autumn Fest this weekend. Like the recent even ... More >>
Gardens & Villa singer Chris Lynch, 27, keyboardist Adam Rasmussen, 29, and drummer Levi Hayden, 28, met at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. After four years together in a post-punk "noise collage" band, the the three went their separate ways. Lynch hitchhiked to Vancouver in 2007, and after a sta ... More >>
CBPRed roses will be getting the pat-down by border control this Valentine's Day to ensure those flowers you give your honey come Tuesday are free of nasty bugs.The U.S. Customs and Border Control will continue stopping every red rose over the weekend, scanning to see if any of those flowers are ... More >>
What: Urban Gardening School
Where: 18 Reasons
When: Third Wednesdays and Saturdays, January-June
Cost: Sliding scale: $350-$425
The rundown: 18 Reasons has compiled a series of new classes and owner Rosie Branson Gill says, "We think [they] would be excellent gifts this holiday season." ... More >>
Oakland, like San Francisco before it, is rushing to accommodate urban gardeners by revising its regulations to allow people to sell produce they grow in the city. There's one catch, says East Bay Express's Nate Seltenrich: Much of the soil in West Oakland is contaminated with dangerous levels of le ... More >>
Jesse HirschBags of soil from Kenney Cottage Garden were passed among the diners.Californians love their dirt. Like poets of yore writing ballads to the sea, near-mythological reverence is given to the earthy roots of our local produce. At last night's Dirt Dinner event, local gardeners gave ... More >>
350.org/FlickrKenney Cottage Garden.Down and Dirty Dinner
Where: eVe, 1960 University (at Bonita), Berkeley, 510-868-0735
When: Sun., Mar. 20, 6 p.m.
Cost: $40 ($10 goes to Kenney Cottage Garden)
The rundown: Picture the farmer, gazing out on acres of ripe vegetables as a handful of moist ... More >>
This heavy duty gardening implement was seen locked to a bike in the parking garage of the Potrero Shopping Center right outside the entrance to the 24-Hour Fitness. Maybe an urban gardener stopped by to pump up his pecs before a hard day of slinging dirt?
After a brief delay following a last-minute scramble for chef, the Larkspur restaurant formerly known as Lark Creek Inn has an official opening date: next Thursday, June 4. Lark Creek Group culinary director Adrian Hoffman told SFoodie that the Tavern at Lark Creek (234 Magnolia at William, Larkspur ... More >>
For sale, by owner -- where'd he go?There are some things you never, ever want to buy used: Undergarments, motel mattresses, or sex toys spring to mind.And while it's not revolting, the idea of purchasing a second-hand plant is certainly unusual -- what is the blue book value of a 1998 African Viole ... More >>
The Gardeners Fire BackSan Francisco's maligned park gardeners have launched a defensive salvo against their most persistent foe. That wouldn't be bugs and weeds, but rather recurring news reports that they're corrupt.
In 2004, workers for a city-funded nonprofit organization called the San Francis ... More >>
How about "The 86-Percent Gardener"? That's good too, right? Today's San Francisco Examiner story alleging that the city's park gardeners are AWOL half the time is bogus, and stemmed from a misreading of a controller's report that was actually complimentary of those workers' performance, according t ... More >>