I like watching the Boyfriend while he’s eating…
Especially when he’s eating a homegrown ‘mater!
This handsome fella was grown in the Pacific Street Brooklyn Bear’s Community Garden this current growing season. He started out green and finished purple just like the good heirloom he is.
Growing your own food is the ultimate DIY. How intimate you get with Mother Earth as you dig deep into her rich black dirt.
This Cherokee tomato is a symbol of my gardening roots and sensibilities. This urge deep inside me that compels me to grow things. Mostly things to eat––lettuce, chard, cucumbers… and my favorite flower of all time, zinnias.
This Cherokee tomato symbolizes my commitment to create and sustain life. This perfect life in the form of a tomato sustained by months of sun, water, and earth. And not to mention my hope that nothing will befall this beautiful creature before its time.
Homegrown tomatoes, homegrown tomatoes,
What’d life be without homegrown tomatoes
Only two things that money can’t buy
That’s true love and homegrown tomatoes
––Guy Clark, “Homegrown Tomatoes”