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October 13, 2010 My Thoughts by Michele Harvey Gardening Memories Rekindled Friday morning last, I watched Melanie Klika walk down to the Community Garden that is c!ose to us, so I decided to join her. One J 0 1 .............. recent Sunday at the Farmer s Market at Wynola Farms Marketplace, i I picked up a CD that instructs horse owners how to make use of FEED & .... manure by composting it. Melanie has horses and has already • • • • • • • • I jiii!i i ......................... i iii ii !iii il i!iii!il ii@iiii ii!  iii!iii!iiii!ill I ! ii iiiiiiiiiiiiiill iii t  !iiiiiiiii;iiiiiii ' i' ;i!:! if! !i ....... ? ' iiiiii!!! Έ iii_l "Select item ..... ........ discount • • • • • • • • • 'o • • • • • • • • 2902 Washington Street 760-765-1212 Mon-Fri 8:30 to 5:30 and Sat 9:00 to 5:00 CLOSED on Sunday 760 765 1020 ULIAN fESTERYEAR00 UJ lique and Old Fashio]lec • Collectibles • Gifts • • Local Music • Wall rt • • Candles • Soaps • in Wynola Farms Marketplace 4470 Highway 78 D ITALIANO AN AUTUMN PASTA CELEBRATION & WINE TASTING DINNER OCTOBER 2 8, 6P.M. featuring W00N00RY • 5 - Course Dinner featuring authentic homemade pasta and seasonal Italian fare. • Wine maker to present each wine which ll be expertly paired with each course. • Free gift basket of featured lucky participant. supplied the community garden with abundant manure. I gave her the CD, explaining what it is about, which pleased her, then we looked at all the plants growing in the raised beds of the M&M community garden. Looking at the entire piece of land dedicated to the M&M garden, 110' by 66' with adjoining sloped pastures can be disappointing initially. Very little of the land has been planted in the past year. Some areas have been designated tiller free so the naturally occurring events that happen inside the soil can go on without the disturbance of a power tiller. I don't quite understand the significant difference between power tilled microbes and undisturbed microbes. But, I come from a school of gardeners who believe that the more we homogenize the land, the more productive it becomes. We throw kitchen garbage on the garden area, then we till. We throw fresh hot horse or cow manure on the garden dirt and we till. We throw gypsum on the garden dirt to help break up the clay and we till. We throw fresh hot chicken manure on the garden soil knowing it will burn out any and all weeds, then we till and till some more while waiting to plant the next year. Until the past few years I've been very fortunate with my fruit and vegetable gardens. I grew up with a variety of fruit bearing trees. During my late teen years my high school sweetheart's mother taught me the love of growing my own food. Among the many gardening tips and truths that she taught me was the fact that a freshly picked ripe tomato has no resemblance to one that was commercially grown. A fresh tomato from my garden has more color and aroma than a commercially grown and transported tomato and the sweet flavor is absolutely fantastic. When I lived in El Cajon in the early 1970s my property bordered a flood control ditch. The ditch was the home of frogs, toads and lizards that crawled and hopped into my garden for their meals. They ate so many destructive insects that I seldom saw one and none ate holes into my fruits and vegetables. In the early 1980s I lived in an area of La Mesa that benefited from the ocean breezes. The San Diego zoo has a plant collection that is more valuable than their animal collection. Because they want to protect both the plants and the animals, they release predator insects every three months, onto the plants instead of using pesticides that would certainly harm their collection of animals. The breezes pick up the lady bugs, praying mantis and lace wings, and send them east. My La Mesa house was in the path of those gentle breezes, so I always had beneficial insects in my yard eating the destructive insects. When I moved to Julian in the mid 1980s I assumed I would no longer have to contend with the heavy clay soil that was in my La Mesa yard. I sure was wrong. Julian has many soil types and the type I had in my downtown Julian yard was clay. When I moved to Whispering Pines I had a hillside yard full of clay mixed with schist. In 1996 I moved to Wynola where we have clay that is so dense and hard; we don't dig holes past the beginning of June. Actually we have no choice; we can't dig holes deeper than W' after June 1st. Because of the lack of quality, lack of nutrients and an abundance of deer, squirrels, rabbits, gophers and moles in our yard, the community gardeners have collected bathtubs, whiskey barrels and lumber to build raised growing beds. They fill them with rich composted soil and seeds and plants. They have a large variety of plants growing that will soon be ready for a fall harvest. Though I haven't had time to raise my own food for many years; I was glad to see that I remembered many of the plants that Melanie and I looked at. First we saw tomato plants that had small green tomatoes and mingled with basil plants. Basil and tomatoes added to brie, mozzarella or feta cheese with just a touch of olive oil makes a refreshing salad. We looked at beet greens with dark green, purple edged leaves, feathery carrot tops, compact, bright green pepper plants, green bean plants that had a few beans on them, marigolds, one sunflower plant with a few small flowers near the top, salad greens, big healthy strawberry plants and some little seedlings just popping out of the ground that are bright green and take up about as much space as an imprint from a pencil eraser. The garlic, fava beans, most of the squashes, salad greens and onions have long since been picked and in the garden are just a few squash, tomatoes and carrots almost ready for eating. Initially disappointed; I'm glad Melanie and I took a closer look at the abundance of edibles still growing in the containers before winter sets in. Our leisurely walk and talk as Melanie watered the plants brought back wonderful memories of gardens I've lovingly tended In past years. Maybe next year I will have the time to grow some of my favorite edibles. These • are my thoughts. JUHS Offers Computer Training For Adults For those of you in the Julian Community who desire computer training offered "on the hill" at a reasonable price, here is an offer for you. Julian Union High School District has contracted with OnlineExpert, an online company that provides a variety of instructional courses delivered over the internet. Licenses are available for community use, on a first-come, first-serve basis with limited availability. This dynamic internet- based "e-learning" experience combines the benefits of traditional classroom learning and the dynamics of computer-based training in a comprehensive program that fits your learning style, adapts to your schedule, fulfills your personal needs, and adjusts to your preferences. OnlineExpert courses are all available 24/7. Users can Iogin and train from virtually anywhere, anytime. Courseware is designed to help you become competent in the least amount of time with the least amount of training, and their student- centered methodology helps you stay motivated by mapping a curriculum to accomplish specific learning objectives. Courses available through Julian Union High School include: Computer Foundations - • Basic computing and internet skills • Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007 • Design Applications - Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash, Fireworks, Illustrator • Network + Certification courses • Certipoint Certification Courses • Medical Billing/Coding A single license, which provides unlimited access to all courses listed above for a 6 month time period, is available for $100. Cheryl Bakken, JHS CTO and Technology Instructor, will be available in the JHS computer lab 1 hour per week to answer questions and provide support. For more information please contact Cheryl Bakken at or (760)765- 0606x210. Additional information is available at the OnlineExpert website (Please note that not all courses listed are available through Julian Union High School.) i 4 The Julian News $ Groceries. Fresh Produce • Sundries Beer. Wine. Liquor Dry Cleaning. Lotto. Scratchers 0000ii!00kiliilmn JULIAN TREE * Tree Consulting and Inspection * Long Term Forest Maintenance and Planning * Hazardous Removal and Precision Felling * Ornamental Pruning and Lacing * Brush Clearing and Chipping FREE ES TIMA TES Licensed and Bonded Fully Insured for Your Protection ERIC DAUBER License #945345 ,76° 76,,,7, I C: 760-271-9585 P• Box 254 JULIAN, CA. 92036 ........ Anne Powell :mane " November 25,'1937 - September 15, 201 A celebration of Anne Powell Shane's Life will take place on Saturday the 13th of November at the Mesa Jaycee Clubhouse, 604 N. Center St. Mesa, Arizona. In lieu of flowers or cards, please consider donating to the American Cancer Society. Doors open at 2pm. Light food and refreshments will be available. The event will begin at 4pm and we will commemorate Anne by sharing stories and memories. After everyone has had a chance to speak and express themselves, the remainder of tl r evening is open for socializing and enjoyment. : Kids Can Sign Up For Reading i Club At The Library i IN-N-OUT BURGER is having their annual reading club startir October 9th through November 20th. If you are from the ages of and 12, you are eligible to participate. All you have to do is read library books and earn a free hamburger or cheese burger at the" restaurant. Children can earn up to three award certificates in thl special program so come to the Julian Library and sign up and start reading. .': Dance w.: Octor I00.6er #, w00e,e: vd/e00 sd00[ What Time: 6.' - 7:OO wb: [or [un av Exercise to cba[[enoe ani empower ourse[[ "savi0000 the o.e bell00 at a time" Beginning Belly Dance Class • Call Toni (760- 765-1905) for pre-registration and information • Class fee for the 7 weeks is $35.00 - Due on firstnight class October 21" • Get belly ready - Tis the Season No performances required • NO Class November 2$ '