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Karen6790

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: 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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