Welcome to 100 Miles, an exploration of sustaining life by going no further away than 100 miles to gather the things we need to live. This web log is my journal of food-based experiences, memories, thoughts, and recipes. I hope you enjoy reading it. To subscribe, so as not to miss each new edition, please enter your email address.
For all intents and purposes I had put this blog, 100 Miles, to bed. I wasn’t planning to write anymore posts. Until I decided to start an urban farms and gardens business. I realized that this blog led me to starting my company. The blog is, after all, about living life locally, eating from the bounty outside our back doors rather than oceans away. I’ve always enjoyed gardening. I grew up in a gardening family – from my great-grandparents to my mother. I spent my childhood playing in the dirt as much as possible. Helping others get their hands back in the soil makes perfect sense to me.
Front to Backyard Urban Farms & Gardens designs, installs and maintains urban farms and gardens. Need a vegetable garden put in? We can do it. Want to start raising chickens or keep bees? We help with that too. Composting, rainwater harvesting, raised beds, herb and kitchen gardens, drip irrigation, quiet, green lawn and yard maintenance, restaurant gardens — we do it all. I am also proud to say that Front to Backyard practices sustainable, organic gardening and farming only. We use no synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers.
A little over a year ago I started the Certificate in Horticulture and Gardening program at UCLA Extension. I learned a tremendous amount and I received my certificate at the end of 2012. I am involved in several related organizations like the American Horticultural Society, the California Native Plant Society, the California State Beekeepers Association, the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association, the Seed Library of Los Angeles and the Southern California Horticultural Society. In each I’m meeting new people, gathering massive amounts of new gardening and farming knowledge, and enjoying it all immensely.
The question now is will I be writing any more blog posts here at 100 Miles? Possibly yes. Only time will tell.