Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A "Kickstart" to something great

All winter I've mulled over the idea of selling my produce commercially. I love gardening and most of what I grow goes into the kitchen - I'm certainly not in this for the money! But I haven't had a regular job for a few months, freelance stuff is far from lucrative, and amendments, seed, and horticultural fleece cost money! So if I can sell the produce of one or two beds to cover the cost of the other three I'll be happy. And I'll helping to forge an innovative new food system. I thought I was the only one thinking of this kind of thing (when I bring this idea up in conversation I get a lot of what I like to call "supportive puzzlement") but there are two young women in the Mission district who are taking things even further and looking to make a real, honest, living-wage-paying job out of growing food here in the city. Look over their charming blog, and check out a great little video on their project fundraising page at