I was very lucky to have horticulture as an elective in my high school. If I hadn’t had that trade course, I probably wouldn’t have ended up being employed in a greenhouse after school, and thus really getting into gardening in my late teens.
If I had discovered this passion even earlier, I probably wouldn’t have ended up with a useless anthropology degree!
The People’s Free Food Program & the 100 Fruit Trees for Peace
On the International Day of Peace, September 21st, 2014, I had the honor of taking photos for the "100 Fruit Trees for Peace" planting held by Growing Together at Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA. The first set of these photos can be viewed here.
A portion of the proceeds from each tshirt x seed packet sold will go to Growing Together to help support their efforts in bringing communities together, and ensuring that all have access to healthy and affordable food.
"Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love."