In the Santa Monica Mountains with kale, pineapple guava, and a chicken named Frida.
Chef Niki Nakyama is the chef and owner of n/naka, a West LA restaurant dedicated to the Japanese art of kaiseki. Blink, and you will miss the gray, concrete facade which sits quietly on a nondescript block of Overland Avenue in Palms, but once inside the experience is anything but forgettable.
Just like farming vegetables, cultivating seeds is big business; but unlike vegetable farming, growing seeds requires more time and often, more chemical inputs. Gardening author and blogger Margaret Roach was farming for 30 years before she began wondering exactly where her seeds were coming from. She was shocked to learn that some of the seeds she had been planting in her organic garden were carrying a substantial pesticide load.