Contributing Monkie G Monkie
Published on July 3, 2009
As I sit here staring into my two 30 inch screens, my eyes start to glaze over and I fall into deep dreamy thoughts of my future life as a gardener. Someday soon, I will balance my life, I will stop trapping myself in this box, I will stop staring into my screens for 14 hours a day. I will stop being single minded and start balancing my designing, business life with life as a gardener. For years now I have been waiting to start my gardens, because I live in Industrial crowded noisy Los Angeles, I wanted to be in a more natural place. I didn’t think L.A. was the place to dig in my roots, but maybe I was wrong. I could have started much sooner, if only I would have followed in the path of the Urban Homestead in Pasadena.
This simple little home in sun baked Pasadena, which is part of Los Angeles, is a world within it’s self. With only 1/5 acre they grow enough food to support the 4 adults living on the property. They grow over 350 varieties of editable plants, and produce over 6,000 pounds of produce each year. They even have some farm critters, such as ducks and chicks living within the gardens. Blows me away. Their site pathtofreedom.com, is basically a how to guide, for anyone interested in jumping in transforming your own small urban yard. It’s worth a look and if your in the area, you can even stop by for a visit.