Farmer in the City




Alex and Liz Whitefield

Location:  Tacoma, WA

Day Job:  Nurse and Nutrient Management Scientist

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers, Front yard, Other

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Bok-choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cherries, Corn, Cucumbers, Garlic, Green beans, Jalepeno Peppers, Kohlrabi, Lavender, Lettuce, Potatoes, Rosemary, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes

Animals:  Bees, Chickens, Our toliets are flushed with rainwater collected off our roof. Living in the Pacific Northwest, we get more than enough rain that we only run our toliets from city water in July and August. (and another bonus: My husband looovves his 500 gallon tank! haha)

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  We take such pride in growing our own food to share with our friends and neighbors. Just doing our part spreading the word on local urban agriculture!

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  • Posted by: Wong88 on December 1st, 2012 at 08:00 am

    Best Wishes to the Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on December 1st, 2012 at 06:41 am

    Congrats on being farmer of the day.

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