Bye Bye Bay

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It happened. Team USA successfully defended the trophy, winning the 35th America’s Cup. Those involved, including the fans, made sailing history. Go teams!

So we are packed and headed home. Bye-bye Bay. An ‘I hope to see you later’ to my city neighborhood, to back-porch farming. A warm embrace to my Mesopotamia, the fertile Skagit Valley. It is a land not quite between two rivers, but rather a river and an ocean, @ the foothills of the Cascades.

I want to pay tribute to all the city farmers and market enthusiasts of San Francisco. Most notably, the local Asian man who runs a laundry mat on Broad, right between the litter and the Muni, smothered in fog. His potted plants (his city garden) grow some of the best sunflowers, peppers and peas I have seen here. I approached him in admiration, longing for his secrets. Unfortunately, I got a healthy reminder of just how dense I can be, as he rattled off in a beautiful language I will probably never learn. He was amazing!

And a round of applause to a neighbor, whose front yard depicts an amazing example of the possibilities of edible, ornamental gardens. Just look at that cauliflower and artichoke! DSCF1345

I will miss this fabulous city. But we are headed home.

Two acres of potential. Two acres of projects. We are blessed. And with this blessing comes a duty to GROW GROW GROW food.

Buenos suerte mis companeros.

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