Our beautiful Felicita Park celebrates its 70th year on August 19th. The Park is honoring its birthday by offering free parking on the 19th and 20th. What a great time to visit this precious jewel in San Diego County! Come and enjoy this treasure.
Today in the San Diego Union Tribune it was reported that that disastrous Safari Highlands Ranch project near the Safari Park will be delayed. Safari Highalnds Project Delayed
The city of Escondido has stated that they want to take time to ‘get it right’. However, there is no getting this project right….unless they want to comply with the County’s General Plan for the area– meaning 26 homes–not 550.
The 1,000 acres proposed for massive development is important to preserve for many reasons. Notably, it contains high-grade habitats which are key for the success of the region’s multiple species conservation planning.
To destroy this important habitat would significantly undermine conservation planning that has take 20 years and millions of dollars.
We hope the wildlife agencies and the County are paying attention.
Again, developers are trying to end run our public process. We just learned from our friends at Save our SD Countryside that the Board of Supervisors has just scheduled a hearing on Lilac Hills Development for Tuesday.
Please go to this link and sign the proposed letter Letter to Supervisors or, better yet, please write your own.
You can also contact your supervisor directly and leave a message or talk to their staff.
This is the most recent attempt to end-run our public process. A Carlsbad developer tried it in June and lost. We cannot afford to let them win here. If this become the model for massive and sprawl development, the public will lose its voice in development matters that impact our region and our lives dramatically.
Learn more about this project here.
Please sign the letter and spread the word!
premiere gardening spots in the state, we’re sure most of you are up to your eyeballs in that most prolific of squash of all–Zucchini! Whether you want to ‘put it up’, bake bread, or eat it for dessert–we’ve got you covered. Below, please find some recipes used by some of the ENU gardeners to process their abundant zucchini crop. Thanks to members who provided these tested and dearly loved recipes. Printable version here What to do with your Zucchini Bonanza
finely (or grind if you are like the olden days)
pan and bring to boil:
5 cups vinegar
4 tsp celery seed
12 cups (or less)
1 tsp pepper
2 Tbsps nutmeg
2 Tbsps dry
2 Tbsps turmeric
1 red and 1 green
pepper chopped finely.
use sealing lids, and process in a water bath for another 5 minutes.
or bring to an ENU potluck!
you have in your garden is zucchini and all you want to eat is dessert—There’s Dessert Zucchini!
cups of zucchini and 2.5 cups of green apples.
¾ cup of sugar, 3 TBS of quick cook tapioca, and ½ tsp cinnamon.
sprinkle over fruit.
wrong. It is! And, with a little reduced sugar its almost
health food! This works best with those
gigantic, for-earm-sized zucchini that seemed to appear overnight and you don’t
know what to do with.
margarine, or butter
and cubed or sliced zucchini
and cut butter until crumbly
mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan.
juice to boil in a large pan.
8-10 minutes or till crisp tender.
and nutmeg. Cover and simmer for 5
minutes. (mixture will be thin).
sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
40-45 minutes or till golden grown.
history, we see that the ‘zucchini conundrum’ has been around a long time. Here are a couple from the old Victory Garden
own or one of your neighbors’ humanely raised)
Wash, trim, and
coarsely grate the zucchini; salt, drain, and squeeze dry.
You should end up
with 2 cups of zucchini.
Sift together the
flour, powder, soda, cinnamon, and ½ tsp salt.
Beat the eggs,
sugar and oil, and mix in the lemon rind, lemon juice, and vanilla.
Beat in dry
ingredients and stir in the zucchini.
Add the nuts if
Pour into a
greased and floured baking loaf pan (9 x 5 inches) and bake in a pre-heated
350 degree oven for 50 to 60 minutes.
or other summer squash
- Sift together dry
- Beat eggs, sugar,
oil, and vanilla together.
- Beat in the dry
- Stir in the
- Pour into a
greased 8×8 inch pan
- Bake in a
preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes
Our friends at the Climate Action Campaign issued an important news release as the California Public Utilities Commission prepares to make a significant ruling. The ability of governments to pursue community choice aggregation (wonky name, but important option) and other clean energy actions should be preserved. Please support the work of this group. Climate Action Campaign
This time of year there is much talk about ‘independence’. But, really, as members of the world community and ecosystem, the truth is we are all interdependent. We are woven into the web of life, or, as Dr. King said, we are in …an inescapable network of
mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
Nothing and no one exists outside all others. This theme will be explored and celebrated at Terra Madre Gardens in Escondido on Saturday, July 2 at 10:30 in a free event.
Please see more information at Celebrate Interdependence