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    Ba Ba, Black Sheep

    BY:Josh and Brent

    “Goats are like dogs, sheep are like cats,” said Farmer John when I told him of our plans to add to the Beekman menagerie It’s true.  As much as you would like the  sheep to give you kisses like the goats do, they are, in fact, a bit… sheepish. There are very few flocks of […]

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    Dark Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies with Orange.

    BY:Josh Kilmer-Purcell

      I don’t know how many people know this, but Toll House is one of my advertising clients. How lucky am I? Yep, I can ask for packages of morsels any time I want. For “research,” of course. Purely for research. But even if they weren’t a client of mine, I’ve got to admit that […]

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    Seeds in the mail!

    BY:Zone 9 Deputy Gardener Laurie Gore

    Laurie Gore is the Official Zone 9 Deputy Gardener. Gardening in Southern California is different than in northern parts of the country. We have no winter break from planting, weeding, pruning, and all the other chores. I’m really sorry we don’t. I have read about other gardeners who spend the snowy winter months planning every […]

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    Warming Up

    BY:Dr. Brent

    This has been a brutal winter at Beekman Farm, and even if we had the thermostat set to 90 and every fireplace in the house roaring, I don’t think we could have fully combated the bone chilling temperatures outside. Fortunately, we know a few tricks (other than hot chocolate and whiskey) that can help keep […]

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    Meet The Official Beekman Heirloom Gardeners!

    BY:Josh and Brent

    As our “World’s Largest Community Garden” partnership with Williams-Sonoma gets underway, we asked gardeners from around the country to submit their qualifications to become an “Official Beekman Heirloom Gardener.” We wanted to enlist one gardener from each growing zone to help more novice gardeners with questions they ask in our garden forums. We were swamped […]

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    Bloomin’ Memories

    BY:Josh and Brent

    The guiding principle of Beekman 1802 is “a shared experience in seasonal living”.  One of the reasons we partnered with Williams-Sonoma to create the world’s largest “community” garden was to inspire new gardeners and get those experienced with dirty hands to share their accumulated wisdom. Throughout the season-long project (click here to learn more) we’re […]

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    A Walk to Remember

    BY:Dr. Brent

    I grew up in a fairly conservative environment where Christian messaging was as common and seamlessly a part of this American life as the cadre of celebrity self-help gurus are today.   (Along with the Boy Scouts, Vacation Bible School, the Super Friends cartoon hour on ABC Saturday morning, and a couple of schoolyard brawls, I […]

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    It’s a Sign

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Someone recently gifted us with one of The Foxfire Books (click here to get your own copy).  Having always appreciated the folksy wisdom and earnestness of the Farmer’s Almanac, we were smitten with this new addition to our library. One of the chapters in the book covered “Planting by the Signs”, and for those gardeners […]

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    Blood Boiling

    BY:Dr. Brent

    Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty and sexuality. According to the Greek poet Hesiod, she was born when Cronus cut off Ouranos’ genitals and threw them into the sea, and from the aphros (sea foam) arose Aphrodite.  This was long before science had invented in vitro fertilization, so you can’t  really blame them […]

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  • The Beekman Heirloom Garden is primarily made up of 52 raised garden beds.

    How does our garden grow?

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Q. I’m trying to avoid pressure treated wood, but cedar is so expensive. What kind of lumber did you use? A. Yes, please avoid pressure treated wood, which contains toxic chemicals that leach into the soil, and your plants. We used rough-hewn, 2-inch-thick, local hemlock from a nearby lumber mill. We know we’ll have to […]

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