A zen state of mind…

I’m on vacation revisiting what a state of relaxation is all about.  Henry’s got two lady friends who happen to be in the desert  Spring Breaking at the same time so is off on a shopping, lunch and swim date. This means  I’m allowed to use my very own laptop for a few minutes.  I think it’s actually been quite healthy that its been commandeered  I’ve done, with much success not much of anything besides ordering ice tea in the last hour.

What did catch my attention is that our San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a proposal regarding urban agriculture zoning that makes it easier for urban farmers not only to farm but ends the permitting nightmare for selling one’s produce.  We join, I believe Detroit and Seattle in making things less of a hassle. As someone whose name starts with an “M” who did a bit of time would say,  “It’s a good thing.”

Palm Springs

Here’s a link to an article about the zoning,  http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/04/07/EDQA1IS8CB.DTL

Return of the carnivorous plants…

At the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco the exhibit “Chomp 2” is up and running through the end of October.  I went to see this last year and it’s great fun.  If you have kids or can borrow one or two there are plenty of hands on activities to keep them entertained.  Many of the plants on display are from one of my all time favorite nurseries, California Carnivores located in Sebastopol.  Peter D’Amato who operates the nursery is giving a talk July 14th at the exhibit.  California Carnivores has a huge variety of carnivorous plants which are artfully staged with the occasional plastic rat or random skeleton.

In the words of the Chomp 2 website  “The extraordinary beauty and diversity of species on display will dazzle even the most squeamish.”  The link to the exhibit is http://www.conservatoryofflowers.org/atconservatory/chomp2 and the link to California Carnivores is on The Compost Club’s home page.