In July of 2006, I moved in with J who lives in Elkins Park, a suburb of Philadelphia. His house is on a small lot which was landscaped in a conventional suburban style. I volunteered to take on the job of lawn maintenance. Things began to change. I read about square foot gardening and planted raised beds in the backyard. I learned about permaculture design and grew corn, beans, squash, pumpkins, and sunflowers in the front yard. Most recently, I took Dave Jacke’s edible forest gardening workshop, am designing and planting fruit tree guilds, and ponder pawpaws. We obtained a couple of beehives and are preparing for the chickens. The time I spend mowing is minimal. I play outside and and am getting to know my neighbors. I like that. I’m new to blogging… and lots of other stuff.
If you want to contact me by email…velickym at comcast dot net