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New Bin At Havens Elementary!

  Brand new compost bin just installed at Havens Elementary School in Piedmont.  What a beautiful place!  Homestead Design Collective did an amazing job here.    

Posted in Blog, Composting

Virginia Farms

Recently visited the farms of my great-great-grandfathers and grandmothers in southwestern Virginia. Amazing!

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Max grows up in 15 min

My son Max grows up before your eyes in 15 minutes. 18 years in the making! Please share.

Posted in Blog, We think it's hilarious

Covering Up


Posted in Blog, Gardening

Building a Coop

A work in progress. More pics.

Posted in About us, Blog, Gardening

Palantir Install

22 planter boxes and benches are installed at the new roof garden at Palantir software in Palo Alto.  Whew!  The garden was beautifully designed by Star Apple Edible Gardening.   More photos.

Posted in About us, Blog, Gardening

How much do cats kill?

Do you own a cat, and find little corpses in the garden from time to time? The Oatmeal explains why. A must-read for cat owners. How much do cats actually kill?

Posted in Blog, Gardening, We think it's hilarious

3-bin is a media star!

Our 3-Bin Open Composter was a big hit at Star Apple Edible Garden’s exhibit at the 2012 San Francisco Flower & Garden Show. Tricia from came by with tv host Joe Lamp’l, and when they saw our system, they

Posted in About us, Blog, Composting, Gardening

Solar panels

New solar panels on our roof just passed inspection! Yay!! The guys from Solar City did a terrific job.

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Composting with the Dirt Diva

Need general info on composting? You can’t go wrong with Annie at Dirt Diva.

Posted in Blog, Composting, Gardening