You can visit our One-Block project this weekend at Celebration Weekend. On June 6-7, we'll be opening our Menlo Park campus up to the p...
You can visit our One-Block project this weekend at Celebration Weekend.
On June 6-7, we’ll be opening our Menlo Park campus up to the public; I’ll be in the test garden near the chicken coop.
Located in the Test Garden, all six hens and I will be there all day both days. Be sure to come by and say hi. (And check out our Twitter feed to find out how to get your hands on a half-dozen of our eggs!)The veggie garden
Our spring garden is just hanging on as the weather heats up. Plus, you’ll be able to see the beginnings of our grazing garden (tomatoes, cucumbers, thyme, oregano, marjoram, yum!) While you’re there, don’t miss our bed of chickpeas and our bed of quinoa. (Yep, we’re growing both.)
Oh, and beautiful flowers too. If you’re into that sort of thing.
Bee boxes (without bees)
Also in the Test Garden, our intrepid beekeepers will have a demonstration bee box. But without the bees. (The bees are on our Sunset property, but far from where the Celebration Weekend festivities will be; they’re shy.)
A sniff of vinegar
If you take a tour of the Sunset Test Kitchen, be sure to look for these crocks to your left. That’s where our housemade Syrah vinegar is stored! (Please don’t touch them, but do take a whiff. They have a pungent vinegar smell.)
I may or may not be holding a chicken.
by Elizabeth Jardina, Sunset reseacher