Monday, January 31, 2011

Where does the wind blow.

Since 1941, homeowners were only able to grow food in their back yard. For 3 years, a dedicated grassroots group in Sacramento worked very hard to permit front yard gardens . In 2007, city council approved 8-1 that Sacramento would now  be able to grow more than just low growing ground cover.  30% of it can now be veggies and fruit!  Now, strolling thru midtown you can catch mini plots from the size of a shoe box, to this beautiful sleeping creature.
Not much but sleepers here, but I am anxious to watch this garden birth itself next Spring.

Between a one way street , and a busy sidewalk is home to Summer Squash. Now a cover crop of leaves and next seasons wishes.

Sleeping seedlings.

Break on thru the other side!

 I always have the urge to lounge on a mound of soil bags. Going to nurseries I get that 'playground urge' .  I can see me now. Laying on my back,   reading a book in the sun, while inhaling the richness of earth in bags beneath me.
Cooking up dinner.

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.  ~Roger Miller

One kind word can warm three winter months.  ~Japanese Proverb

Nestled next to some Peppers, you can find some pretty flowers to make your winter days that much sunnier.

Blueberries! Yes please.
I'm just here to look good.
This is going to be so beautiful. I can't wait!
I will revisit very soon to see how everyone is coming along. Hopefully this time , I can meet the gardener and cry of joy in her/his arms .

"The results leave us wondering if we should all
spend more time playing the dirt"
Dr. Chris Laury
Hey man! What can I plant around these parts of town!?


Sadie Rose said...

so excited for spring gardening!! thanks for commenting on my photos - that would be so fun if you made it up here! chico is so far from everything, it's silly.

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Sp purdy! there's a little front plot of swiss chard and friends across the street from my house and I love to walk past it. Your pics are so tantalizing- I want more!
the Citizen Rosebud

moonshinejunkyard said...

yeahhhhh pretty gardens! blueberries, wow, they're beautiful. so all along i thought this was YOUR garden, you mean you are sneaking around a neighbor's garden? that is adorable, and the sign of a true enthusiast! hope they'll share the bounty!

Milla said...

First off: This blog rocks. So do city gardens. Even though I live in the country my allotted space is so small that it takes that same special trickery to make it work. I heartily recommend making everything you can climb. It works particularly good with squash and cukes. Up, up!

Porkchop Rules said...

I did not know that is what blueberries looked liked....I enjoy your post very much. Keep up the great work busy lady!

fashionfarmsandfreedome said...

Yo ladies of the land! Thanks for the comments. I failed to say this isnt my garden. whoops. I am just an admirer. But I do hope the intention of this very accessible garden is going to feed hungry people passing by.

Has anyone read 'Farm City'? Great book! Oakland urban garden feeding crack hos, a man that lives in a car, and many other colorful characters :)

Take care ya'll!

Sacramento Connect Blog said...

Great post. I wanted to see if you might be interested in joining Sacramento Connect, a network of bloggers and community news providers in partnership with The Sacramento Bee. We have around 102 local bloggers now (you can see the list here: Your blog would be a great addition. The application to join is here:

Feel free to email me if you have any questions.


Lisa Howard

Violet Folklore said...

I had a big beaming smile on my face the entire time I was reading this. The photos, your funny little words, the nostalgia for the beautiful city you live in. I'm seriously coming to frolic with you soon. Love.