Farmer in the City




Monarch Maven Urban Farm

Location:  Toledo, OH

Day Job:  educator

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers, Front yard

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Lavender, Mint, Oregano, Raspberries, Rosemary, Squash, Thyme, Tomatoes, Walnuts, sage, chives

Animals:  Dogs, Monarchs

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  I grew up in my dad's garden. I love interacting with the Earth and Mother Nature. My kids and I enjoy eating food we have tended and watched grow. We also love releasing monarchs that I raise from caterpillars in my milkweed patch.

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  • Posted by: Dante on February 26th, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Congratulations for being Farmer Of The Day!

  • Posted by: KC on February 26th, 2015 at 09:25 pm

    Congratulations on Farmer of the Day! voted

  • Posted by: Backyard Grower on September 8th, 2013 at 03:49 pm

    Beautiful pic! Voted.

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on September 8th, 2013 at 09:39 am

    What a great monarch shot. Congrats on being farmer of the day.

  • Posted by: Wong88 on September 8th, 2013 at 07:21 am

    Best Wishes to the Farmer of the Day!

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  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on March 9th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Congrats on being farmer of the day.

    I too have front patio containers and backyard raised garden beds.

    I hope you had a great farmer of the day.

  • Posted by: mrinier on March 9th, 2011 at 05:53 pm

    Way to go!

    My Dad inspired my love of gardening, too!

  • Posted by: Kris Mo on March 9th, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Yay for monarchs and yay for you! Congratulations on being Farmer of the Day.

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