I have decided to take the next step. I have decided to take things in hand, literally. I have the advantage as well as the privilege of living in what I think may be one of the best places to start an urban garden: Portland, Oregon.
I am also living in a relatively small home, on an over-sized lot, in one of the most mineral rich areas of Portland: Montavilla. Fantastic volcanic soil - so easy in which to grow the makings in order to feed my family, and then some... as well as using my spoils to make some delicious pies. I have to tell you right now - I love pie. All kinds. Sweet, savory, etc... My specialty right now is apple: granny smith, gala and pink lady make the absolutely best apple pie around.
Anyone that knows me - when I get a bee in my bonnet I surge forward. There is no stopping me when I have a goal. My goal is to grow. This is something I have loved to do since I was a child making mud pies on my Holly Hobby easy-bake oven. Who remembers those!?
I am also an historian at heart and documenting the past (experiences that have happened along with the trial and errors from which I learn) are important to me and my mission. For all of those that are farmers (urban &/or non-urban, of course), please feel free to contribute your comments to my experiment in growing. I know I can learn from those that have been there and any help you can give is appreciated!