If you live where you have even a little bit of land around you, switch your thinking to edible landscapes. Integrate a few herbs, veggies, and fruits into what’s already there, perhaps gradually evolving your space into a climate- and budget-friendly permaculture food forest. Including native plants and growing things around where we live can be waterwise. It can seem overwhelming, but as with all good things, start small.
Collecting seeds is economical and empowering. Make sure to look for non-GMO certified seeds.
Does your neighborhood have a community garden or a garden at a local public school where you can volunteer or meet other people interested in gardening?
Nan Sterman - A Growing Passion, local television show that’s been picked up nationally by PBS. Offers workshops, tours, and books
City Farmers Nursery - An iconic retailer for growing in the city
San Diego Seed Company - Regionally adapted and organic certified seeds
Master Gardeners Association of San Diego County - programs for school gardens and earth-friendly gardening
California Native Plant Society - San Diego Chapter
Sustainable Agriculture Program - at San Diego City College
Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education by Michael Pollan
The Edible Balcony: Growing Fresh Produce in Small Spaces by Alex Mitchell
Tiny Victory Gardens by Acadia Tucker
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