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Member since: September 08, 2010



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Los angeles, Ca 90018
USDA hardiness zone 10

Member since:

September 08, 2010

My Website or Blog:

The Agrarian Librarian

About me

When I'm not working with teens as a young adult librarian in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, I'm in my garden. I grow vegetables, flowers and fruit trees (and an occasional blade of grass). I build garden accouterment out of wood. I teach workshops on accessible vegetable gardening, and presented an adaptive gardening workshop at the 2010 Abilities Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Current project

Finish building the arbor over my garden gate for the pink jasmine to climb.

Type of gardener

Blissful. Appreciative. Nearly organic.

Favorite garden activity

Drinking coffee on an early summer morning. Second favorite is planting.

garden wall

WOw...a blissful and appreciative gardener. I wish i had the ability to be that way. I've had three gardens, and each one stresses me out more and more....I'm definitely approaching the whole thing wrong. I love that you get to work with teens at a library...i grew up surrounded by books and they are special to me. and also you teach adaptive gardening....I'm not physically handicapped, but i have a serious mental handicap (I hate the word mental illness) and maybe u can give me some pointers so that having a garden will be more like therapy than work. I'm trying to decide whether to even do it becomes overwhelming. I'm also offering a large raised bed on a beautiful hill overlooking Los Feliz if you know anyone who would like it. I have three of them and it's definitely too many. Welcome to this site. I am new here too. And enjoy the arbor. Robert
robertgardenart commented on 09/09/10
Hi Robert, I look at it this way: plants and trees have been growing on their own without our help for millions of years. Some grow, some die, with or without us. I've definitely killed many a plant, especially when I forget to water during some heat wave or another. Happens all the time. Ah well. It's just a plant. I'll get another. Or not. I find the most pleasure and least stress by keeping my head in the moment: I'm planting now, I'm watering now, how relaxing this is right now. I don't let myself think about whether this plant will die tomorrow or wilt next week. It doesn't matter. Good luck. AgrarianLibrarian
AgrarianLibrarian replied: on 09/09/10
Hi there! We are happy you found us and we want to help you with your garden in any way we can. For our newest members we love it when people do something we call a &quot;garden walk-about&quot;, which is you showing us and telling us about your garden in a post (described how to do this below). <br/> <br/>****If you would like to ask the community a question or share your garden in a post follow these simple instructions *** <br/> <br/>1. go to your logged in homepage (to get there, click on the Dig The Dirt symbol above) <br/>2. click on the blue button that says &quot;YOUR QUICK LINKS&quot; <br/>3. Scroll down to &quot;create a post&quot; This is where you can write a post or ask a question with pictures and text, link to your blog or website and just get creative! <br/> <br/>***You can also add a plant to our database*** <br/>1. go to your logged in homepage and click on the blue button that says &quot;YOUR QUICK LINKS&quot; <br/>2. scroll down to &quot;add a plant&quot; <br/>3. follow steps 1-5 and you are a part of the ultimate virtual community garden! <br/> <br/>If you are a blogger please create a hyperlink in your personal profile and grab one of our unique badges at for your blog!
FigTree commented on 09/08/10
Hi FigTree, Thanks for the intro and welcome. I tried the Quick Links, but the bottom half of the drop-down box is covered by the photo/ad that slides every few seconds. I can only click down as far as "add photo" so add plant and whatever else is under there is unattainable. Is that a fix on your end, or something I need to do to make the sliding photos go away? The Agrarian Librarian
AgrarianLibrarian replied: on 09/08/10
Yikes. Excellent catch! Thank you for informing me of this and I will send it on to our developer! Thank you!!!
dig the dirt editor replied: on 09/09/10
Hi DDE, Whatever you did on Thursday promptly healed the problem. But it's back today. Perhaps the developer could use some tree sap to make it stick? The Agrarian Librarian
AgrarianLibrarian replied: on 09/12/10