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Farmer in the City

  

  

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Verde Vista

Location:  Sonoma, CA

Day Job:  Environmental Scientist/Bike Shop Owner

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers, Front yard

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Black currants, Blackberries, Blueberries, Bok-choy, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Chile Peppers, Chinese cabbage, Collards, Corn, Cucumbers, Garlic, Gourds, Grapes, Kale, Lavender, Lemons, Lettuce, Melons, Mint, Mustard Greens, Olives, Oregano, Peaches, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Rosemary, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes, Turnips, Amaranth, Native plants

Animals:  Chickens, Dogs

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  Farmers are gamblers, scientists, artists and economists. There is no other profession that encompasses so many facets of human nature and that is so deeply ingrained in our psyches.

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  • Posted by: City Girl Garden on June 8th, 2011 at 06:46 pm

    Congrats on being named Farmer of the Day! Happy Gardening!

 
  • Posted by: Happy Half Acre on June 8th, 2011 at 02:41 pm

    Congrats. Love, love , love your reason.

 
  • Posted by: Green Desert on June 8th, 2011 at 07:50 am

    Congratulations of Farmer of the Day. Your garden beds look full of promise.

 
  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on June 8th, 2011 at 04:33 am

    Congrats on being farmer of the day.

    I came from farming background and intended to be a farmer until in highschool I discovered that I would have to buy retail and sell wholesale and try to make a living.

    I went to college and studied electronics and was an elecltrical technician for 40 years. I still love to garden.

    Have a great farmer of the day.

 
  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on June 7th, 2011 at 03:50 am

    Those are some really nice looking garden beds. I bet that they look quite different than your picture now.

    Have a great Environmental Scientist/Bike Shop Owner day.

 
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