Journalist Jori Lewis weaves together the history of the peanut from its beginnings in Bolivia, to cultivation in Senegal, and its ties to slavery. Horticulturist Yvonne Savio shares secrets to watering the garden during high temperatures. Michael Martinez works to return food waste back to the soil at LA Compost and has an update on new composting regulations in California. Hevelynn Nealy maintains a community composting site in South Pomona. LA Times restaurant critic Bill Addison revisits Kato in its new location. Summer means melon season at the farmers’ market.
Peanuts, watering the garden, composting, melons
From this Episode:
‘Slaves for Peanuts’: How peanut cultivation in Africa shaped slavery
In “Slaves for Peanuts,” journalist Jori Lewis explores the long and winding history of the peanut and it’s relationship with Africa and slavery.
Getting to the root of watering the vegetable garden
Horticulture and gardening consultant Yvonne Savio shares how to water plants in 90-degree temperatures.
California’s new composting laws explained
Michael Martinez of LA Compost summarizes Senate Bill 1383 with aims to reduce organic landfill waste by 2025.
Composting 101: Worm bins, soil brews, and awareness
Hevelynn Nealy describes the community composting hubs across Pomona.
Review: Does Kato remain ‘a singular Los Angeles culinary experience’?
LA Times restaurant critic Bill Addison visits Kato in its new location at the Row DTLA.