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Location:  Charlotte, NC

Day Job:  registered nurse- behavioral health assessor

The Digs:  Backyard, Front yard

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Black currants, Blackberries, Blueberries, Bok-choy, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cherries, Chile Peppers, Collards, Cucumbers, Figs, Filbert (Hazelnut), Garlic, Grapes, Green beans, Jalepeno Peppers, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lemons, Lettuce, Mint, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Oregano, Peaches, Pecans, Raspberries, Rosemary, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes, Turnips, Walnuts, sweet potatoes, onions, chard, arugula, cress, super salad mix greens, mache, matsuba, pak choi, and much much more.

Animals:  Bees, Cats, Chickens, Dogs, soon we will add rabbits and ducks.

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  We have a half acre yard right in the heart of the city. Urban sprawl has eaten up all of the arable land in our county. It is up to each of us to provide as much of our own food and to share with others as well. I sell at a local farmers market and teach as much as I can, especially focussing on using found, repurposed and recycled materials to build your garden beds and buildings. We are doing our best to model a sustainable lifestyle and demonstrate how we can save the planet, one yard at a time and as a result have become a local ecotourism spot where people come for ideas on how to use their own yards for something more functional than a lawn.

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  • Posted by: Wong88 on August 18th, 2012 at 02:41 pm

    Best Wishes to the Farmer of the Day!

 
  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on August 18th, 2012 at 07:33 am

    I voted for you because I thought, with what you're doing, you deserve to be farmer of the day again so everyone will notice. Congratulations.

 
  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on August 17th, 2012 at 04:55 am

    What an amazing place! How's your garden doing this year.

 
  • Posted by: Jarrod on August 25th, 2011 at 08:34 am

    Your garden is amazing. Is that in Charlotte proper, is it in the city? I live in Chapel Hill and I'm happy to see some NC gardeners

 
  • Posted by: countrygirl615 on July 22nd, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Amazing work! Wish I could say the same about my garden! Have a great day...

 
  • Posted by: Demamon on July 15th, 2011 at 06:55 pm

    Awesome! You are an inspiration! I love all of your recycling to get the job done, what a great idea instead of going out to spend money on raised beds when you can improvise.

 
  • Posted by: Chris D on July 15th, 2011 at 06:49 pm

    Congratulations on farmer of the day! We are right up the road in Kannapolis. Keep up the good work!

 
  • Posted by: City Girl Garden on July 15th, 2011 at 04:14 pm

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

 
  • Posted by: Shellie on July 15th, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Congratulations on Farmer of the Day!

 
  • Posted by: Green Desert on July 15th, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Congratulations on being Farmer of the Day! You get my vote for best "Why I'm Getting Dirty" statement.

 
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