What will you find at Inland ValleyGirl and why should you come back? To begin, I am no “girl”. I’m a “ma’am” at forty-something but it’s the web so I can be who I wanna be.
After growing up in the SGV (San Gabriel Valley) in Los Angeles County and plopping down here in the SFV(San Fernando Valley) in 1989, I have been complaining about the endless summers here ever since. You could have called it the ‘burbs back then, but having a grid of 4-6 lane roads all through it, the 7th worst section of freeway in the nation (The 101 between Sepulveda and Laurel Canyon) and hundreds of new condos and apartments going up every year, my specialty could be called “hot inland valley urban gardening” Whether you have a plot or just a pot on a patio, lots of cash to blow or a strict budget you can grow something to eat! I’ll be covering some subjects that naturally flow from growing food, such as home cooking and the sourcing of ingredients to round out your meals.
If you are a hardcore vegan, against glutinous bread baking or beekeeping, or are sensitive to foul language and irreverance, there are better blogs out there for you. But if you are a beginning gardener looking for encouragement, are lacto-ovo vegetarian, cook for 1-2 people, are interested in unusual ingredients from near and far, and want to learn about the history of agriculture in “The Valley” in particular and Southern California in general, you will probably find something interesting at Inland ValleyGirl. I’ll be sharing my favorite garden books & podcasts, blogs, shortcuts, joys and failures, favorite tools and seeds, local and not so local products and imported ingredients from small ethical producers.
No matter your lifestyle, growing some of your own food will change your life and make eating more satisfying! I hope you’ll come back again and see where I’m goin’ with all this.