If you missed the show last night, Gardenerd was featured on ABC News: Nightline in a segment on Victory Gardens. Check it out here:
The television crew asked to follow me around for a day to visit several of my clients and my community garden, Ocean View Farms. Both Tommy Rosen and Chris Paine are clients from this past year. I designed and built their food gardens.
Chris’ garden will be debuted during the grand opening of his super-eco-friendly home, Marrakesh House, in May of 2009. We built his garden out of Trex Decking, a recycled wood/plastic product. We planned the garden to be functional around his busy schedule and to serve as a future teaching garden for visitors to the property.
Tommy is founder of the Eco Gift Festival that happens in December of each year in Santa Monica, CA. He requested that we use reclaimed wood for his project, so we located some beautiful rough-sawn lumber that had been salvaged from an old Craftsman home in Sylmar. We also located some broken concrete, destined for the landfill, and used them as stepping stones for pathways. We planted almost entirely with organic seeds, and everyone in his household participated in the planting and watering of this great garden.
At Ocean View Farms, Holly Mae Howard was weeding her plot as Charlie Frieder was watering (those were quick little cameos). They also interviewed Sarah Spitz, publicity director of KCRW and Master Gardener, who has a plot at OVF also. She showed them around her raised beds made from reclaimed lumber and displayed her beautiful crops. Sarah’s interview was wonderful, but somehow didn’t make it into the final piece.
Special thanks to Peter Imber for producing this piece and for having an interest in showcasing gardening to the masses.