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Aunt Em's Urban Inn+Farm

Location:  San Francisco, CA

Day Job:  Designer/Writer

The Digs:  Backyard

Crops:  Apples, Basil, Blueberries, Bok-choy, Green beans, Kale, Lavender, Lemons, Lettuce, Mint, Mustard Greens, Oregano, Potatoes, Rosemary, Squash, Strawberries, Thyme, Tomatoes, Jerusalem Artichokes, chervil, mache, arugula, parsley, marjoram, many kinds of mint, bay, tarragon.

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  My thought was to have an Inn connected to an Urban Farm to educate the many tourists who come to San Francisco on the issues of sustainable agriculture. We teach our guests about recycling, how we are organic, do compost, encourage beneficial insects and watch with awe the many wonders that unfold on our small 25’ X 25’ plot.

 
     

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  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on September 29th, 2012 at 04:48 pm

    Fabulous! Congratulations on being farmer of the day!

 
  • Posted by: Wong88 on September 29th, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Best wishes to the Farmer of the day!

 
  • Posted by: on June 1st, 2011 at 01:08 pm

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  • Posted by: ebonierika on December 18th, 2010 at 03:34 pm

    I like how you call the garbage landfill.

 
  • Posted by: Aunt Em's Urban Inn+Farm on September 3rd, 2010 at 07:42 am

    Hello! Yes, it's so simple an idea. I feel I've already made an impact. I like to think I'm planting a seed of change that people take back with them. So many visitors are surprised at how little we throw into the bin marked "landfill" (we don't call it "garbage" anymore!) Check out more about us: www.emsinn.com

 
  • Posted by: countrygirl615 on September 2nd, 2010 at 01:53 pm

    Hi! I would love to be friends. I love the reason why you teach tourists about Mother Earth and how important it is to protect her!

 
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