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Neighbor Creates Mega Garden

A green thumbed neighbor has transformed a street in San Diego into a giant flower garden. Rachel Nafis took over the yards of her eight neighbors to create an urban garden that brings beauty and environmentalism to her City Heights community. Nafis started the garden to make responsibly grown flowers and produce available in San Diego, and she sells the flowers that she cuts from the garden through her small business— Psalter Farm Flowers. Nafis runs her garden as sustainably as possible with water drip systems that operate on timers, and she also subsidizes her neighbors’ water bills. The one-woman-florist has increased biodiversity in the area and introduces different crops to the garden depending on the season. Community members come together in the garden to experience a piece of nature in the city and can volunteer with Nafis to maintain the grounds and cut flowers.

Image via Los Angeles Times

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