Creating growing spaces in the urban environment

As a city dweller, I seek out natural spaces.  I love the parks and gardens here in Seattle.  Many of my neighbors have their own backyard paradise.  Whether a shared public park or a personal garden, an outdoor oasis makes the best of a relatively small space.  In the city, where growth and development are in competition with nature, preserving and adapting our natural spaces is vital.   My home is connected to nature by many nodes of growing space, from my window sill to my community garden plot; from a network of shared community orchards to urban food forests; all surrounded by the beautiful Puget Sound and breathtaking Cascades Mountain Range.  I hope to share my experiences and challenges in seeking and creating natural spaces in the city.

balsamroot flowers on iron bear trail