Friday, June 17, 2011

fire escape farms

Someone once told me that one's thirties are the time to conquer the world. I was in my teens at the time, and 30 seemed outstandingly old.
In the last few years, I have seen the truth in this prediction.  All around me, friends who once had ideas and hopes of what they wanted to do are making those ideas into real life wonderful things.

The other day, I got a little package in the mail from my friend, Naya. She has started Fire Escape Farms, a resource for the urban and small space gardener. She has a great website, and she's also taken over this gallery all summer as a pop up store front.  Just the thought of it makes me miss San Francisco.  Naya has an inspiring aesthetic sense- she has always loved beautiful things, and her store is filled with them. Handmade pots, classic and satisfying tools, and the most beautiful seed packets that have ever arrived in my mail.

I love that no space is too small to grow your own food. I love that gardening uses what you have and makes the best of it. Go take a look at Naya's website, or if you're in San Francisco, pop in and introduce yourself. Just be ready to walk away with at least one package of seeds.

I may be a country gardener with a whole acre, but I'll plant these seeds all the same.

1 comment:

  1. I love hearing about passionate people who find a career in something that they love--especially if it is food related. Congrats to Naya!