Monday, November 28, 2011

The Joy of a Jaunt at the Malibu Farmer's Market

I went to the Malibu Farmer's Market yesterday and walked around enjoying the fragrance of fresh produce, pressed juice, and homemade treats.  The wisps of sound reached my ear of people discussing the growing of this or that, the making of this soap and that jam, and the ingredients to their creations as totally organic and without preservatives.  How wonderful!  I tried fresh, raw Amish cream with lime juice and then bought two bottles of Rosa's Fermented Hibiscus Tea (it was so delightful and quenched my thirst after working out at the garden for an hour or so).  It was full of healthy probiotics and I read on the label the ancient Egyptians Pharaohs used to drink Hibiscus Tea.  That made it even cooler.  Rosa's Tea also uses special water in making their tea that at molecular level is pure and easy to penetrate one's cells for optimal hydration. For more information and to see this product go to: []  It is sold at the Farmer's Market every Sunday from 10h00-15h00 in Malibu (across from the new park) and PCGreens (a grocer on the PCH, just past the Malibu Pier).
I encourage you all to consider healthy and succulent options as the holiday season begins, and also to visit the Malibu Farmer's Market for perhaps a refreshing drink and some color therapy in looking at all the wonderful produce God has made and in which humans have mindfully and carefully cultivated.  Also, I wish you all good health and happiness.
Emilyrose Reeder
Co-President, GreenTeam
[p.s. the photo above I took last year in Nice, France.  You will notice the Euro sign next to the price.  France's farmer's market are absolutely incredible and bursting with delicious produce.  Of course, the French know what is the best.]

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Updated Calendar of GT Events

Date.Time.Place. Description.
24 November. Happy Harvest, Happy Thanksgiving.
7 December. 10h00-12h00. Malibu Lagoon. Outreach to Young Children Nature Walk. Contact Pepperdine Volunteer Center, Brittany Thompson.
8 December. 19h00-22h00. Green Living Project Hosts "LA Sustainable Films Premier."Stage 22 at Bellevardo Studios (Silverlake) 2107 Bellevue Avenue LA, CA 90026.
losangeles11 for more information.
25 December. Merry Christmas! Love, GreenTeam

Spring 2012. 
17h30. Nutrition Cooking Lab in AC. GT California Cuisine Cooking Class. 
17h00. Elkins Auditorium. GreenTeam Sustainable Film Series Premier - Dirt! The Movie, King Corn, and Queen of the Sun.
Gardening Days Frequently on Saturdays.

11h00. Garden site. Pepperdine Organic Garden Opening Ceremony to the University.
4 April. 12h00 - 14h00. Adamson Plaza. Earthday Celebration.

The Stillness of the Garden

after a long day of planting.  Can you see we have an ocean-view property? :) The University gave us this land to grow on.

Our Blue Bird Bath

A Labour of Love

This photo is evidence of all the unique and beautiful people who cross the threshold into our garden.  We are so blessed, to be blessed by others, and to experience so much love as we tend to our plants, and essentially, one another.

Thank you Malibu Biodynamic Compost

for helping make our garden healthy and beautiful.

"Going Green Gets Personal Benefits" by Lauren Burnham

A beautifully written Pepperdine Graphic Article Detailing Some Personal Insights into our Community Garden: "Going Green Gets Personal Benefits"

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Raw Green and Fighting Bean Machine - A Recipe

The Raw Green and Fighting Bean Machine - A Recipe
By Emilyrose Reeder

1 bunch of dinosaur or fluffy leaf (lacinato) Kale (stems removed and discarded, thinly rip up with hands or slice leaves)
3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 juice from a lemon
1/4 cup sprouted + dehydrated pumpkin seeds (can make or buy brand GoRaw)
1 tsp Sea Seasoning Organic Triple Blend Flakes
1/4 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 ripe avocado, cut into cubes
1 can of Eden Organic Aduki Beans
1 gallon of joy and love

1. In a large bowl, combine kale, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, joy, and love.  Massage kale thoroughly with your hands in the bowl and you will notice it break down from the oil and lemon and turn bright green.
2. Toss in Sea Veggies, Pumpkin seeds, Avocado slices, and Aduki Beans.  Let sit for a few minutes for ingredients to mingle.

Kale is a mega leafy green chock full of vitamins.  It is so good for you, add it to soups, stews, salads, etc. Avocado is a super healthy source of fat and Aduki Beans are also chock full of vitamins and protein. Himalayan Sea Salt has minerals, cayenne pepper kills colds and parasites. Sea Veggie Flakes are high in iodine and is crucial to healthy hormones and fighting radiation poisoning. Essentially sprouting and dehydrating pumpkin seeds means maximum nutrition from the mighty little green seed.  See, for more information on soaking, sprouting, and dehydrating your seeds, nuts, and grains.


SATURDAY, 19 NOVEMBER 2011. 10h30-13h00. We will be planting again!  Join us for a day of fun and learning at our garden on campus. [Located below the practice inter-mural field and just up from Tower's Road.]  Also, all are welcome - both from our Pepperdine community and the greater Malibu community.

The Cauliflower and Butter Lettuces Are Happy

A Puppy Visits Our Garden