In the middle of the bustling beach city of San Diego there lies an urban farmer working the soil in between sounds of the freeway (which at night passes for the ocean) and fast city life. Tomatoes, kale, corn, string beans, apricots, lemons, avacados, squash, peppers, and many many orange trees are all found tucked into a beautiful home I’m grateful to know as The Jones Organic Garden.
With each visit to Andy’s family in San Diego, his dad fills us up with fresh squeezed orange juice to start the day (each morning—really!), and his mom sends us home with bounties from her garden. Last night we polished off the gorgeous array of light yellow and green string beans. There are so many great resources out there now encouraging urban gardening in any size space. You really can’t get any better than eating food sourced from your own (or if you’re lucky, your friend’s!) backyard.
“..the earth is our mother. She nourishes us; that which we put into the ground she returns to us…”
– Big Thunder [Bedagi] (late 19th century) Wabanaki Algonquin
photos by Jackie McCormick