Garden description: Suburban nature landscape with a mix of vegetables, native plants and shrubs, fruits, and ornamentals.
Who are the gardeners: Mark is a psychologist who finds solace, refuge and social connections with others through gardening. Hes learned from listening to Mike McGrath, Doug Tallemy, and Margaret Roach about the importance of organic gardening and creating places for nature in our suburban landscapes.
Why do you garden: Watching nature grow and develop, beauty, activity, and mindfulness.
How has gardening impacted you during this time: Place for reflection, simple life, meaning, refuge and solace when there has been so much traumatic stress.
What do you have in your garden? Lettuce, peas, radishes, chard, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic, canteloupe, squash, zucchini and corn with some blueberries, pears, apples, blackberries, figs and more!
Do you have any problems with disease or pests? If so, how are you dealing with this problem? Organic gardener who relies on manual labor and sweat. On occasion I use organic options such as bt to combat white cabbage moth caterpillars…