Recipe of the Season

Originally prepared in a demonstration by Chef Scott Pajak for our Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth garden students, this citrus oil is simple to make, and makes a great marinade or zesty dressing to liven up any dish! Chef Scott used this as a marinade for grilled fennel bulbs, and it was amazing!

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Hello Winter, What's Growin' On??

Winter is the time for crops in the brassica family: Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts. It's a bit late to start these cold-hardy crops from seed, but you can find some good looking plants from your local nursery and transplant into your garden. Brassicas love growing next to garlic and onion, as they serve as a barrier against critters!

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Vanessa Portillo
The Stages of a Ladybug

The ladybug's physical appearance shifts significantly throughout their life cycle. Check out what they look like at each stage so as to not harm this incredibly beneficial creature. A ladybug is known to eat 5,000 aphids in its lifetime! For optimum benefit, purchase ladybugs from your local nursery, and be sure to release the same day at sunset to they can get some rest before their big breakfast buffet!

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