3170 Venice Street, West Sacramento, CA  95691

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Community Vegetable Gardens
1-Venice Street Garden
2-Lily Place Garden

- Please pick when vegetables are ready to avoid waste.  If unsure, ask a gardener for help.
- Please use a knife, shears or scissors when removing vegetables or fruit from trees.  Do not pull from plant!

How to Compost


(Linda's favorite)

1 onion, chopped
1 leek, chopped
2 tbsp. butter
2 tsp. curry
2 sm. potatoes, thinly sliced
1/4 tsp. pepper
Yellow squash, coarsely chopped
4 c. chicken broth
1/2 c. heavy cream

Cook onion and leek in soup pot in 2 tablespoons butter over low heat for 5 minutes. Add curry and cook 1 minute. Add broth, bring to boil. Add potatoes and pepper; simmer until soft. Add squash; simmer 15 minutes or until tender. Cool for 10 minutes. Blend in batches. Return to pot; add cream. Do not boil. Serve warm or best, chilled.

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The Garden Voice

No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth,
no culture comparable to that of the garden ... 
But though an old man, I am but a young gardener.

-   Thomas JeffersonGarden Book, 1811

It pleases me to take amateur photographs of my garden, and it pleases my garden to make my photographs look professional.
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