Norbert’s Garden Notebook

When it comes to bookish memories, Norbert Bransby, the veteran-surfer turned programmer-gardener and inventor of the P.C. [purple cabbage] always tops my list. Maybe it’s the fun dialogue or the fact that he gets away with being unapologetically difficult. Maybe it’s the beach vibe or his working knowledge of pentail tree shrews. Whatever the reason, he’s the one I thought of while making my holiday gingerbread and instagramming bugs. Now, he’s inspired my garden notebook.

Like Norbert, there’s nothing particularly fancy about the posts here, just scribblings of various things I’ve observed while gardening. It’s more for my records than for anything else, though I sincerely hope it helps you in your own green adventures. If there’s one thing of which Norbert always reminds me, it’s that life is fragile and could use some care.


Notes concerning edible plants.

Stew at the Zoo

Sometimes sustainable living means more than just looking at the environment. Sometimes it means looking at you, too.