My mom grew up on a farm and after retirement my grandparents kept a kitchen garden and chickens. We always had a garden and until my father died when I was 12, we “put up” all our food for the winter through water canning and cold storage in the basement. Now 68 years later, in this garden called California I have come back to my “roots”. I grow food year round in 2 community garden plots and use my own home made compost instead of commercial fertilizers. Last year I produced 70 lbs of tomatoes from a 3×8 row, all by organic sustainable methods. And I teach by example. More and more people in my neighborhood have joined the garden after tasting my produce and visiting the garden. Free growing advice is cheerfully given! Let us make more community gardens and people’s grocery stores everywhere. Young and old together, we can make the earth and ourselves healthy and beautiful, one garden at a time! Plant something you can eat today!
Becoming an Urban Farmer
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