When I was in Thailand for the 1997 Solar eclipse, many of my Thai students stayed home to bang gongs and pots & pans. I believe this is an outgrowth of Hindu influence as the powerful dreaded the all-dark when tyrants might be overthrown; keeping everyone indoors and doing something was to their best interest.… Continue reading ECLIPSE!
Saturday, Aug 12th garden visitors were treated to dance forms of Isadora Duncan, the revolutionary California dancer who rejected the stifling constraints of classical ballet, by Lois Ann Flood and an illustrated talk about the bees as muse by beekeeper/artist KO. Watching Lois animate the photographic poses most commonly seen of Isadora’s dance was mesmerizing.… Continue reading Musing on the Bee as Muse
Bees as MUSE Artists have always found inspiration in the garden and much of that inspiration comes from the bee. Join us to learn and discuss some of the many ways the bees have inspired spiritual insight and creativity through the ages at Ashby Community Gardens August 12, 2017 at 6:00PM Do bees catch your… Continue reading Bees as MUSE Presentation @Ashby Community Gardens August 12, 2017
WOW. It has been some year! Not so good on planting flowers, we were offered a space at the local junior college and planted, but before we could put signage up, the landscapers sprayed it with defoliant. The good news is the California poppies survived the spray, the bad news, of course, is nothing else… Continue reading oh! the bee-zee-ness of it all!
Say, you love bees…Join us in a three-pronged flower power sowing bee work party. There is so much to share right now, but I’m sitting here with my right hand in a cast, which is made a pretty Internet-less life for me lately. Time is of the essence, so here is what is on the… Continue reading Join us this Martin Luther King Day of service- do something for the bees!
Photo by: Bonnie Boruki left; Louis Masai, KO and ..shall we name the BEE? We invited Louis Masai, an English artist with a mission to shed the light on the plight of endangered species, to Ashby Gardens to paint a Bee on our canopy tent and he did! You are invited to join this BEE… Continue reading Announcing a new ally for the FLOWER POWER SOWING BEE!
Earth this season is to blanket her in compost. Yes. Leave those leaves on the ground. If you must, rake them into a corner of your yard where they can decompose into wonderful, beautiful, carbon-sequestering, compost. We cannot delay in doing what we can to pull carbon out of the atmosphere and back into the… Continue reading The best you thing can do for your Mother