Basil

Basil

Fresh pesto … caprese salad … homemade soup. What would the world be like without basil? With its distinct sweet and pungent taste, basil is one of the most-loved spices in Italy, Asia and the United States. Basil is a wonderful crop for beginning gardeners because as...

Tower Garden Workshop

Saturday October 4, 9:30 am to 12:00pm.  2352 Lillie Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: Learn everything you need to know to easily grow all your own fruits and vegetables in your own back yard using the Tower Garden and organic growing techniques....
Vertical Vegetables

Vertical Vegetables

A green idea for healthy living: Montecito Urban Farms now offers tower gardens ($499, pictured), the vertical gardening fad among the nature-conscious and do-it-yourself crowd that results in an eye-catching garden fixture and a healthy diet. Want to get growing?...
Tower of Power

Tower of Power

Santa Barbarans are no strangers to farms and gardens. With many growing at least some food for themselves and seven Farmer’s Markets per week to choose from, local veggies are very en vogue. So what could possibly be different about the thousands of years old...
The sky’s the limit for vertical farms

The sky’s the limit for vertical farms

Imagine a farming system that produces mature crops using about 30 to 50 percent less time than traditional methods. You could control the size and taste of your produce. That doesn’t grow in the soil. Sounds too good to be true, right? Not if you have an...