Johanna Silver
You'd think that Johanna would bring some serious Rocky Mountain credibility to the Westphoria team by being a Denver native, but forget it – she hates skiing, loathes Fat Tire, and basically has a fear of camping (a bear could eat me). Sorry, Colorado! She regains all cred by being a fully-transitioned Bay Area cliché–knowing how to slaughter a chicken, occasionally biking 40 miles to work, and not batting an eye while blasting the heat during a freezing San Francisco summer.

Recent Posts By Johanna Silver

How to Harvest Lettuce

Hot on newsstands right now: Our big September feature on jaw-droppingly beautiful lettuce gardens and accompanying salad recipes that will wow any crowd. In case you missed it, here’s a handy dandy link on not one, but TWO ways to harvest your leafy greens.

What’s Better Than Cherry Tomatoes?

  Answer: Cherry tomatoes grown up and over an arbor!

Trellis Heaven

Our Gracie Modern Arbor from TerraTrellis has never looked better! We currently have the LA-crafted beauty absolutely covered in grapes. We feel like Greek goddesses each time we pass under it and snatch a cluster to eat. Gracie has been living in the test garden for a while now. You might remember reading about it in the magazine in April […]

58% of California is Experiencing Severe Drought

Yesterday the U.S. Drought Monitor reported that more than 58% of the state is now experiencing “exceptional” drought, the most severe category available. And 81% of the state has one of the two most intense levels of drought.