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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Thursday, February 13, 2020

santa barbara country n news-garden news


each week i spend at least 3 hours in the community garden as a volunteer
usually i will spend extra time doing special projects or work with groups that come through the garden to do volunteer work

in two months the garden will have a fundraising plant sale on easter saturday
we are always looking for plants to pot up for the sale
this week a plot that looked like this one that belonged to a plot holder that is giving up her plot was needed to be cleared of all the vegetation from the 200 sq ft plot
when the plot was completely cleaned off it looked like this

while cleaning off the plot there were several strawberry plants growing down amongst the weeds
we harvested them
took this raised bed mix
put it in these raised beds
planted all of the strawberries into this bed that kids can walk up to and pick their own strawberries later this year
also we located an oregano plant which was divided and repotted for the sale
also a large lemon grass was dug up and repotted
both will be sold at the sale
also located in the weeds in the plot was this flowering rosemary which will be divided and repotted for the sale
as well as
this thyme which will be also repotted for sale

that day clearing that plot resulted in a lot of plants for resale
strawberries that will produce and produce for kids to enjoy
adults too

the onion plants you can buy here are always so small and thin so that when you plant them you have to be careful to keep them watered until they take hold
miss one day and they can die on you
i ordered these from dixondale farms in texas
the same ones i plant in my garden
these are much larger and older plants than what you can buy here
i planted close to 240 in this plot this last week
these are short day onions which do well here in santa barbara
not as well as in texas but acceptable
i then took the 100 smaller onions from that batch and planted them in these self watering containers that will be placed in the kids section when it is redone

i have found kids like to snap off some of the green tops to nibble on
i was surprised they liked the taste

in the school garden they will pick a leaf of lettuce then put green onion tips in their lettuce taco
i also this week planted a large row of celery
the celery was donated by a local grower
this celery will be mainly donated to the local organic soup kitchen

it was a busy productive week in the garden

the organicgreen doctor

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