Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle

March is National Nutrition Month.  This campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle" encourages everyone to adopt eating and physical activity plans that are focused on consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices and getting daily exercise in…
View More about Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle

Valencia Library History

The Valencia Library, which opened on October 15, 1969, was designed by architect John L. Mascarella. While the original facility was 7,800 square feet to serve a community of 27,000 people, the expansion completed in 1975 nearly doubled the building size to 15,500 square feet. The library is the site of two beautiful murals. In 1993…
View More about Valencia Library History

Antibalas and Zap Mama: A Match Made in (Groove) Heaven

To think I almost did not go to last night's concert because it was at The Fox Theater and I was concerned that dancing would be strictly prohibited. My fears were momentarily justified, as myself and several other dancers were initially reprimanded for being in the aisle. Then, with one especially funky Antibalas tune (download their…
View More about Antibalas and Zap Mama: A Match Made in (Groove) Heaven

The Sandcastle Girls

A friend and fellow historical fiction enthusiast handed me the book The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian and told me "this is the best book I’ve ever read; it’s about the Armenian Genocide of 1915." While I always am excited to hear "best book I ever read," I was hesitant about the "genocide" part. I’ve heard…
View More about The Sandcastle Girls

Above & Beyond

First of all I want to make it clear that I do not own any glow sticks. Second, while I will admit that Freegal is a haphazard source of music, the site's collection of songs by the electronic dance music group Above & Beyond is simply amazing (and free for download by patrons of Pima…
View More about Above & Beyond

Now Sowing: Cabbage ~ Seeds: Jul-Nov / Plants: Sept-Jan

Cabbage seeds in the catalog Common Name: Cabbage (Brassica Oleracea) Seed Saving Level:  Advanced, may cross with other B. Oleracea members, including broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, cauliflower, kohlrabi. Produces seeds during second growing season. Planting:  Plant several plants as cabbage doesn’t self-pollinate. However, separate  varieties of broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and kale because they cross-pollinate. Sow…
View More about Now Sowing: Cabbage ~ Seeds: Jul-Nov / Plants: Sept-Jan

Now Sowing: Broccoli (Seeds inside: July-Aug, Plant: Sept-Nov)

Broccoli seeds in the catalog Common Name: Broccoli (Brassica oleracea) Seed Saving Level: Advanced ~ May cross with other B. Oleracea members: cabbage, kale, collards, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and  kohlrabi. Beginners should limit themselves to one variety per year. Planting: Broccoli likes full sun to light shade. Plant seeds ¼-½˝ deep. Seeds can also be started…
View More about Now Sowing: Broccoli (Seeds inside: July-Aug, Plant: Sept-Nov)
1 - 10 of 32