Notes from an Urban Farmgirl
Creating Your Own Sanctuary
The Powerhouse Of Women
The Kiss Of The Killer Agave
Have you ever had something surprise you with a completely different narrative than what you’d expected?
I’ve got an Urban Farmgirls story for you which involves a backyard in Potrero Hill, the movement of the sun, a blossoming agave, fish in a pond, and a woman well versed in art history.
On Planting Resilience
Lavender & Rosemary Stay Home Shortbread
“Here it is,” Jenny said, “shortbread with only five ingredients!”
Perfect, we had the butter in the fridge and the flour, salt, and sugar in the cupboard to the left. The fifth ingredient, fresh rosemary, was growing on a bush in the garden!
Mother's Day Like Never Before
Like everything else, Mother’s Day is going to be different this year. No going out for leisurely brunches or meandering in and out of sweet little shops and cozy neighborhood nooks. But as the saying goes, if the water is too shallow, find different place to swim.
Bring on the plant love!
Feeling a little boxed in? Me too!
Nearly a month into our Shelter-in-place order, I’m feeling a little restless after spending so much time indoors. I’m lucky enough to see the sun rise over the Bay most days, propped up in bed sipping a hot cup of tea.
When there’s fog, it’s often just as stunning -thick layers of white, pale gray and blue, melding together water, land and sky. I’m always amazed at how different it looks every single morning. And yes, I will admit to watching cargo ships and birds through an old pair of binoculars, hoping the neighbors don’t glance up and think I’m spying on them.
The other day on a whim, I stepped way from my laptop to rummage around my apartment for any soon-to-be planter I could drum up.