Farmer in the City




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Location:  Philadelphia, PA

Day Job:  legal secretary

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers, Front yard

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Black currants, Cucumbers, Garlic, Lavender, Lettuce, Raspberries, Rosemary, Squash, Strawberries, Thyme, Tomatoes, arugula, sorrel, savory, sage,

Animals:  Cats

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  I've loved playing in the dirt since I was a little kid - now I just have a real reason to do it. I love all the challenges of trying to live a green life in the city, getting our food either from the garden or the local farmer's market, and trying to find uses for everything instead of throwing things away.

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  • Posted by: SierraTahoeDad on August 21st, 2015 at 08:49 pm

    Congrats to you! Again!

  • Posted by: Dante on August 21st, 2015 at 07:47 pm

    Congratulations for being Farmer-of-the-Day, Karen!

    I, too, try to find another way to reuse things at least once more [e.g., grey water to water plants, egg carton as seed starter trays, empty half gallon milk or juice cartons for pots (they're about the size of a 5" pot & can be taller), etc.].

    Anticipation is a great feeling and totally agree with Red Hill Hollow. The excitement of the new season is something to celebrate. Spring, when gardens comes to life; Summer, for the great fruit harvest season; And, particularly in the northeast, Fall, or Autumn, for its beautiful foliage season. (Though it doesn't relate to gardening, I will be remiss not to mention celebrating the start of the football season come Fall. LOL) In the olden days, Winter was when we receive those seed catalogs by surface mail. Then sit by the fire thumbing through it & dreaming of how it will look in our yard. 'course, nowadays its scrolling through the various websites.

    I wish you good luck with the rest of the season...whatever is left of it! And, hope your Eagles & Chip Kelly do well!

  • Posted by: guchswife on January 12th, 2012 at 01:07 pm

    Congrats on Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: sharon on January 12th, 2012 at 07:11 am

    congrats on being farmer in the city

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on January 11th, 2012 at 07:28 pm

    I appreciate your perspective. I also enjoy challenging myself to live a life as green as possible. Wouldn't it be nice if we could grow outside all year? Although, that would eliminate the excitement of the new season approaching. Do you have a farmer's market that's open all year?

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