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A Look Back at 2015

A Review of Projects, Trends and Crops

Farmscape turned seven in 2015 and it was another successful year as a business. We tackled 92 new projects and hired 8 new farmers. Here’s a look at some of our favorite projects from the past year, trends we observed, and a preview of food and urban farming trends that we anticipate in 2016: 1. […]

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Farmscape is hiring!

Full-Time SF Valley Urban Farmer position available

Farmscape is seeking a full-time Urban Farmer to maintain residential and school gardens predominantly in the San Fernando Valley Area. A Farmscape Urban Farmer… Maintains all assigned farms at schools and residences at regularly scheduled times. Tracks planting or replanting times, solves pest and disease problems, amends soil, harvests produce, repairs irrigation issues, etc. Acts […]

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Charred Summer Salad

Grilling Your Summer Favorites

It’s summer and you want to grill everything. Toast for breakfast? Fire up the grill! Reheating half a sandwich for lunch at work today? Better throw the grill in the back of the car! Your friends are giving you flack for carrying tongs around in your back pocket everywhere. You espouse the primitive fullfilllment of […]

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The Pros and Cons of Farm-to-Table

A Debate Worth Having

Maddy Fredrick is a junior at Hamilton College studying Sociology and is currently a Farmscape intern.  Her interest in the farm-to-table movement stems from her passion for cooking and farming.   The farm-to-table movement has grown exponentially in the last decade.  Chefs such as Alice Waters (Chez Panisse), Peter Hoffman (Savoy), and Dan Barber (Blue Hill) […]

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The 75% Statistic

How We Estimated Our Water Savings

A few weeks ago, I posted on the blog that Farmscape gardens use 75% less water than lawn. Since then we’ve received a few inquiries on the origin of the stat, so we wanted to share how we arrived at that figure.   Vegetable Garden Water Use Since most of our clients don’t have separate meters […]

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