I grew up green before it was chic – raised in Eugene, Oregon. A small city in the Willamette Valley that loved the ‘70s so much, it decided to keep a foot firmly planted there. As kids, we biked along river trails, returning home with hands tinged blue from gorging ourselves on wild, pesticide-free blackberries. But it wasn’t ‘til I moved to Southern California that I realized what I was missing. Sun.
I love the diversity of Los Angeles, the bright flowers that bloom year-round, the bougainvillea and jacaranda trees. I try to bring some of my northwest green to my L.A. life, and have flourished in my new-found neighborhood home of Silver Lake, surrounded by farmers markets and friends with fig trees and backyard chicken coops.
I love to travel, and when not getting lost in another country, I approach local life as adventure. Car-free, I explore L.A. by bus, train, cab and foot, and am excited to share what I learn about growing more green in the city with you. Blogging for The City Farm offers me an opportunity to connect with others, like you, who share this passion. I look forward to swapping stories here!
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