Gardening on the Cheap: Your Guide to Getting Started this Spring

Reprinted from Vegan Mainstream By Ellen Jaffe Jones, Guest Contributor  My daughter recently said to me, “Mom, I hate to eat tomatoes at restaurants. I keep remembering how delicious and sweet the tomatoes were that we used to grow in our organic garden. Most tomatoes I taste now pale by comparison.” This was the same […]

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

The Urban Organic Gardener on Green Living and Real Food

Feature Interview – Reprinted from Vegan Mainstream, by Courtney Pool Several years ago Mike Lieberman started getting serious about growing his own food. He lived in a New York apartment, knew nothing about gardening, and had zero space that most people would think of as suitable for a garden. But he had a fire escape. […]

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Vegan Dishes Left and Right at Community Farm

July 17 was La Milpa Organica Farm’s potluck and movie, held on the third Saturday of each month and well-loved by many in the San Diego area. The event, held at the farm five miles north of Escondido, consists of a free open house during which people tour the farm and learn where their food […]

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Veggie Health Easy Thanks to Local Nonprofit

Veggie health — the well-being of not only vegetarians and vegans but vegetables themselves — is easy when we  have a nonprofit like San Diego Roots, which has been strengthening the local food movement since 2001. While they don’t focus on vegetarian issues, they address the bigger picture of sustainability within our urban food system […]

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Veggie Food Making Headway in School Lunches

Time stated in “Brief History: School Lunches” that 80% of U.S. schools serve lunches with more saturated fat than recommended, and 42%  offer no daily fresh fruits or vegetables. Progress is being made, however. This year the government allocated $40 million for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for elementary schools, and on the local […]

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Enjoy the Fruits of Vegetarian Travel

Have you ever vacationed at a bed and breakfast located on a farm full of fresh organic fruits and veggies you can harvest? Adventurous, health-conscious folks will find vegetarian travel options like these expanding every year. I had the pleasure of apprenticing years ago at North Country Farms in breathtaking Kauai, Hawaii. Therefore I can […]

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Enamored with a Farmer’s Market

I fell in love today. Surprisingly the culprit was a Farmer’s Market. San Diego has 40 markets I am slowly exploring. The one that got to my heart was in Little Italy. This was three or four blocks of sunshiny heaven, where live jazz and Latin music played and people spilled out of nearby European-style […]

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

A Vegetarian Fitness Trainer and Healer

Jerome Gross, who was raised in San Diego, has been sharing his gifts as a healer, yoga teacher and fitness expert with his Southern California community since 1995. As the adage goes, “healer, heal thyself.” Gross strongly models keeping in shape physically and emotionally. Six days a week, he does 1.5 hours of core fitness […]

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

San Diego Vegetarian Options Keep on Growing

New veggie-friendly places are always being discovered in San Diego! Here are some updates since my articles posted under 2007. Rancho’s Store in North Park closed (though their restaurant next door is still hopping, as is the one in Ocean Beach). Earth Food hot dog stand which was run by our awesome local Animal […]

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009