thefarmista Photos & Videos

4 days ago

Contemplating whether gardening has any tie in to Fortnight ๐Ÿค” It doesnโ€™t, and thatโ€™s the whole point. I think kids (and adults!) should be outside and moving as much as possible. Playing when they are young. Working for the stuff they want when they are a bit older. Iโ€™d prefer a sunnier job site disposition but you gotta pick your battles ๐Ÿ˜‚ Heโ€™s making an effort and thatโ€™s what counts. Iโ€™ve brought my son to every possible project site, from City Hall to lumber yards to university lecture halls (USC, UCLA, SMC) to beautiful private estates. You learn by doing. And you become better by intentionally putting yourself in challenging situations. I prefer a challenge over comfort. Not sure my son agrees but heโ€™s working and making an effort so Iโ€™m good with that. ๐Ÿ™ˆ . . . . #thefarmista #farming #organicfarming #urbangardens #urbanfarming #growyourown #vegetablegardens #backyardchickens #eggs #chickencoop #healthylifestyle #freerange #entrepreneurs #gardening #gardendesigner #brentwood #womanowned #permaculture #realestate #designbuild #contractorlife #raisedbeds

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1 week ago

I think that most people donโ€™t realize how much food you can grow in a small space. Pictured are chives and oregano, plus three varieties of kale. Not pictured are tomatoes, basil, strawberries, lettuce, arugula, spinach, carrots, beets, radish, zucchini, cucumbers and eggplant, also growing in these two raised boxes. My clients can eat daily out of their garden. Itโ€™s a grocery store in their backyard, minus the lines, terrible overhead lighting and plastic containers. Besides convenience and beauty, there is no comparison to just-picked produce for flavor and nutritional content. Plus there is something really sweet about meandering into the yard with a basket or bowl, contemplating what to harvest for dinner. ๐Ÿฝ . . . . . #thefarmista #farming #organicgardening #organicfarming #urbanfarming #raisedboxes #herbs #summergarden #cheflife #permaculture #soil #composting #realestate #homeimprovement #designbuild #gardendesigner #beverlyhills #gourmet #privatechef

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1 week ago

Celebrating art, design, pride month and good friends at @jonathanadler

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2 weeks ago

This dreamy little garden in the hills features lots of salad greens, herbs, dwarf fruit trees and some tomatoes that overwintered from last year that are are still producing fruit. This enclosure lets bees in but keeps vegetable-eating critters out so we have the freedom to plant whatever we like. Decomposed granite lines the floor so itโ€™s a rustic though highly designed and thought out outdoor room. . . . #thefarmista #farming #organicfarming #urbangardens #urbanfarming #growyourown #vegetablegardens #raisedgardens #raisedgardenbeds #healthylifestyle #entrepreneurs #landscapedesign #gardening #gardendesigner #womanowned #permaculture #realestate #gardenstyle #saladsofinstagram #realestate #homeimprovement #bluezones #beverlyhills

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2 weeks ago

Sometimes Iโ€™m working on a massive multi-acre estate. Other times Iโ€™m putting together a sweet little row of tomatoes, basil, chili peppers and climbing peas in a backyard garden. For me itโ€™s always about the plants and the people. I adore my clients and Iโ€™m very sure I have the best ones in LA. I re-plant this little gem every year for a wonderful client who has a stressful job. This garden is an oasis, grocery store and respite after a long day of work. My work of course is putting it all together ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฑ . . . . . #thefarmista #farming #organicfarming #urbangardens #urbanfarming #growyourown #vegetablegardens #raisedgardens #raisedgardenbeds #healthylifestyle #entrepreneurs #girlboss #gardening #gardendesigner #womanowned #permaculture #realestate #gardenstyle #paleo #saladsofinstagram #realestate #homeimprovement #bluezones

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2 weeks ago

Edible gardens can be both delicious and super stylish. ๐Ÿ’™ I got to spend some time this weekend working with my lovely client and her adorable son. We transformed an unused area next to the familyโ€™s pool into a beautiful new mini-farm. Gardens can go anywhere ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ’ . . . . . #thefarmista #farming #organicfarming #urbangardens #urbanfarming #growyourown #vegetablegardens #raisedgardens #raisedgardenbeds #healthylifestyle #entrepreneurs #girlboss #gardening #gardendesigner #Hollywood #womanowned #permaculture #realestate #gardenstyle #midcenturymodern #paleo #saladsofinstagram

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1 month ago

Thanks for having me today @1hotels ! You are a dream client. Congrats on #1weho !! ๐ŸŽ‰

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1 month ago

The farm at @1hotels is thriving! @chriscrary and his team are already sourcing loads of kale, chard, salad greens, herbs and strawberries. ๐Ÿ“Tomatoes, corn and artichokes are coming in nicely, too. ๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฝ @devonlevesque can you see your plant down there? ๐Ÿค”๐ŸŒฑ #1hotel #1hotelwesthollywood #1weho . . . . . . #thefarmista #westhollywood #sunsetstrip #farming #cheflife #chefsgarden #farmtotable #organicgardenign #vegetablegardens #urbanfarming #sustainablility #harvesting #hotellife #hollywood #sunsetblvd #growyourown #sustainability #farmtotable

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1 month ago

Chamomile blooming in the chefโ€™s garden at @1hotels West Hollywood for @chriscrary. All tea must come from the Camellia sinensis plant to be called โ€œtea.โ€ So chamomile tea is technically a tisane. Either way, it is beautiful plant to grow and enjoy! ๐ŸŒฑ #1hotels #1weho. . . . . . . #thefarmista #1hotelwesthollywood #westhollywood #sunsetstrip #farming #cheflife #chefsgarden #farmtotable #organicgardenign #vegetablegardens #urbanfarming #sustainablility #harvesting #hotellife #hollywood #sunsetblvd #growyourown #tea #tisane #chamomile #herbs

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2 months ago

@1hotels #farm at #1weho is thriving! We timed the creation of @chriscrary โ€™s chefโ€™s garden with the hotel opening in May. Itโ€™s 2000 square feet of organic beauty and deliciousness. I canโ€™t believe it when I look at it but I planted each and every start myself. ๐Ÿ™ˆ Gardening is my happy place. I told each little plant baby โ€œI love youโ€ ๐Ÿ‘ถโค๏ธ and it seems to have worked (soil amendment is a huge factor, too) as is sun exposure. Love makes things grow: plants, people, ideas - itโ€™s all energy ๐Ÿ’š And that energy is actually pure science ๐Ÿ“– Look it up! . . . . . . #thefarmista #1hotels #1westhollywood #westhollywood #sunsetstrip #farming #cheflife #chefsgarden #farmtotable #organicgardenign #vegetablegardens #urbanfarming #sustainablility #harvesting #hotellife #hollywood #sunsetblvd #growyourown #plantbased #paleo #healthyliving #lesswaste #composting #soilhealth #neuroscience

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2 months ago

The 2000sf farm at @thejeremyhotel is now complete! This amazing property, slated to become a @1hotels in a few short weeks has been an absolute dream to work with. The hotel staff, location in West Hollywood, beautiful site itself and opportunity to really do something on a large scale (considering weโ€™re right on Sunset Blvd, not in the middle of farmland) has a pleasure form start to finish. Thank you Chef @chriscrary for entrusting me to design this garden and grow food for your new restaurant 1 Kitchen. I hope that more hotels follow your lead. There is so much open space in the city - why arenโ€™t we putting food there?! . . . . . . . . . #thefarmista #thejermeyhotel #1hotels #farming #cheflife #restauranteur #farmtotable #organicgardening #urbanfarming #cityplanning #designbuild #sunsetblvd #weho #westhollywood #sunsetstrip #vegan #paleo #plantbased #foodies #farms #growyourown #hotellife #oasis #sustainability #organic #bestpractices

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2 months ago

My clients come in all shapes, sizes and species ๐Ÿ” #thefarmista

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2 months ago

Whereโ€™s the butter and sea salt? โš“๏ธ

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2 months ago

These two photos are 20 days apart. Gardening is my healthy obsession (maybe passion is a better word ๐Ÿ˜‚). Every time I put a plant in the soil I say โ€œI love you.โ€ Thatโ€™s a lot of plants and a lot of love at @thejeremyhotel ! Iโ€™m officially ready for a ๐Ÿ’… Is there a spa at the hotel Chef @chriscrary ? ๐Ÿค” #thejeremyhotel

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2 months ago

Really canโ€™t put into words what this past weekend at the #womeninbusinessworkshop meant to me. Thank you @emilyfrisella for being you, for bringing together 35 fierce women entrepreneurs and for starting a new fire in each of us and in all of us collectively. You are an inspiration, mentor and friend and the impact of these experiences and new bonds is only just beginning to unfold! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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2 months ago

Progress pic of the new farm at @thejeremyhotel. Chef @chriscrary is going to have his hands full with tons of just-picked produce for hotel guests, and so am I, taking care of it! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ Tomatoes (six varieties), kale (three varieties), rainbow chard, mixed varieties of lettuce, spinach, tomatillos, corn, artichoke, peas, chilies (five kinds), chamomile, dill, fennel, Mexican oregano, lemon thyme, cilantro, Italian parsley and basil. Hello Spring! #thejeremyhotel

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3 months ago

Gym in the morning, garden in the afternoon. ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŒฑ Weekends are for working (along with plenty of down time, too). Got a nice assist from Jr. both Saturday and Sunday. I like to show him first hand what it looks like to work hard, be courteous on a job site and basically how to get stuff done. You have to lead by example (plus he gets good progress photos of the site). He enjoys the pick up truck, dirt and cafeteria as much as I do ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you @chriscrary and @thejeremyhotel for entrusting me with bringing your chefโ€™s garden to life. You will not be disappointed. ๐Ÿ’ฏ #thejeremyhotel

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3 months ago

Rainy day garden (and chicken!) visits. I planted this garden a few months ago and my client Alexandra has put soooo much love into its care. I love my job, what I do and the people I get to work withโ˜บ๏ธ โค๏ธ๐ŸŒฑ

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3 months ago

Today in the new chefโ€™s garden at @thejeremyhotel on The Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Yes you can grow food in the city. Pinch me Iโ€™m in heaven! I love these kinds of projects. ๐ŸŒฑ @chriscrary @lucyrieves @growoya

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3 months ago

Aerial view of the new farm site at @thejeremyhotel. Today was our first day of work; clearing the site, turning the soil and maneuvering around worms that looked like small snakes (a very good sign). Chef Chris @chriscrary gifted us a massive pile of homemade compost that we will mix in to feed the land (and the worms). Next we will lay out the pathways and assign blocks of space to different seasonal veggies (fruiting, leafy and root) as well as herbs and a few fruits. We are planting for spring and summer. Corn is on the menu. So are lots of tomatoes. I know itโ€™s only March but this is when time speeds up in the garden (especially here in Los Angeles). Pinch me Iโ€™m in heaven. ๐ŸŒฑ . . . . . . #thejeremyhotel #thefarmista #cheflife #farmtotable #farming #organicigardening #organicfarming #sunsetboulevard #hollywood #westhollywood #soil #compost #restaurant #foodie #dinner #food #poolside #delish #cleaneating #vegan #paleo #plantbased

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3 months ago

Swipe though to see the school garden at @doloresmissionschool on this beautiful rainy Sunday morning, versus how I found it under two months ago on January 20th (last photo). How do you measure time? Where do you place value? For me itโ€™s always in the garden! This organic edible oasis is a beacon in Boyle Heights for students and neighbors alike. Thank you DMS for entrusting me all these years with reinventing this wonderful space. ๐Ÿฅฆ

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4 months ago

That look of garden pride! I had the pleasure of putting in this garden last fall, and my client has lovingly cared for it all these weeks later. A garden will change your life in so many wonderful ways ways. Beautiful job Alexandra! ๐Ÿ’š #thefarmista #urbanfarming #organicgardening #vegan #vegetarian #plantbased #raw #wintergarden #beverlyhills #gardendesign #raisedbeds #healthylifestyle #fitspo #yoga #realestate #homeimprovement #naturegirl #designbuild #construction #homeimprovement #landscapecontractor #homegarden #gardengoals #farming

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5 months ago

I think of gardens as some sort of time machine. Especially when you start things from seed and see the entire process. Each seed contains everything it needs inside itself for a full life cycle, it just needs the water, soil and sun to produce. In that way itโ€™s a relationship. As the garden observer, youโ€™re seeing past, present and future all at once. On this winter day, Iโ€™m remembering when I planted these sweet pea seeds a few weeks ago, noticing how they have taken root, and imagining what my client will be doing in spring when these beauties bloom and fill the house with color and fragrance. #thefarmista #urbanfarming #organicgardening #vegan #farming #vegetarian #plantbased #raw #broccoli #wintergarden #beverlyhills #gardendesign #raisedbeds #healthylifestyle #fitspo #yoga #realestate #homeimprovement #naturegirl #designbuild #construction m #landscapecontractor #homegarden #gardengoals #flowers #sweetpeas #flowergarden

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5 months ago

Merry Christmas to all gardeners and non gardeners alike and all Christmas celebrators and non celebrators because a candy cane-esque red and green striped chili pepper on December 25th is something we can and should all get behind. ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŒถ PS chili peppers are good for your heart and immunity so go eat some! #thefarmista #urbanfarming #organicgardening #vegan #vegetarian #plantbased #raw #chilipeppers #wintergarden #beverlyhills #gardendesign #raisedbeds #healthylifestyle #fitspo #yoga #realestate #homeimprovement #naturegirl #designbuild #construction #homeimprovement #landscapecontractor #homegarden #gardengoals #farming

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5 months ago

I think that one of the reasons I love to be in a garden and work in a garden is that I get to be invisible. I can completely blend into the surroundings like a chameleon. Those who know me personally know I have a big personality, quite unintentionally, in fact. But in the garden itโ€™s just me and the plants and I feel very grounded and safe amongst the trees and flowers. I am a late bloomer in almost every area of my life, having only very recently even altered my appearance with shorter and lighter hair (clearly after this picture was snapped). This is perhaps my way of affirming a new perspective on life; one in which I am less adverse to being seen, where more boundaries will be pushed and more edges blurred in terms of what I have previously perceived as impossible. ๐ŸŒฟ #thefarmista #urbanfarming #organicgardening #vegan #vegetarian #plantbased #raw #wintergarden #gardendesign #raisedbeds #healthylifestyle #fitspo #yoga #realestate #homeimprovement #naturegirl #designbuild #construction #homeimprovement #landscapecontractor #homegarden #gardengoals

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6 months ago

Dear @doloresmissionschool I am beyond thrilled to be working with you again! Canโ€™t wait to re-plant your magical garden for all of your students, staff and community to enjoy. Pictured here is President Karina Moreno-Corgan last spring in an oasis I created of fragrant sweet peas and artichokes. She would come out every week and cut a bouquet of flowers for her desk. The sweet peas were grown from seed and those artichokes were enjoyed by so many. Gardens are for everyone; they are optimism, hope, beauty, food, community and happiness. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’ #thefarmista #schoolgardens #urbanfarming #organicgardening #vegan #vegetarian #plantbased #raw #wintergarden #farming #gardendesign #raisedbeds #healthylifestyle #fitspo #yoga #realestate #homeimprovement #schoolgarden #designbuild #construction #homeimprovement #landscapecontractor #homegarden #gardengoals #farming

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6 months ago

Do you like to grow garlic? Itโ€™s very easy to do. Just choose a firm, ripe head and break off the individual cloves and plant them โ€œrootโ€ side down. This is what it looks like about 10 days after planting. Garlic is amazing for flavor and for boosting your immune system. Mother Natureโ€™s โ€œflu shot.โ€ Planting is easy but takes patience as it takes about 9 months to turn the individual clove back into a head of garlic (and they need a few weeks after that to dry). These babies will be ready in summer โ€“ perfect for pesto. Yum. In the meantime get yours at the farmerโ€™s market and make some soup or sautรฉ up some veggies with this wonderful plant. #thefarmista #organicgardening #growyourown #raisedbeds #gardening #wintercrops #farming #organicfarming #garlic #superfood #immunity #healthyeating #vegan #rawvegan #yoga #fitness #fitspo #realestate #realtor #homeimprovement #gardendesign #landscapedesign #beverlyhills #malibu #belair #brentwood #hollywood #losangeles

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7 months ago

Go big or go home. ๐Ÿ’ช MASSIVE tomatoes in mid-November. I enjoy experimenting with different crops, sometimes even out of season. This client can enjoy some organic ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ… for Thanksgiving ๐Ÿคฃ #thefarmista

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7 months ago

Back at it in Boyle Heights! Dolores Mission School @doloresmissionschool you steal my heart over and over again! Iโ€™m thrilled to be re-doing this magical little garden. This school with a heart of gold in East LA needs help with garden donations, volunteers, folks to donate books and read to students, a uniform fund and any other school related gifts you have to give. Where are all my angels? Message me or leave a comment with what you have to give. Thank you! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ™ #thefarmista

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7 months ago

Spent part of the afternoon checking on a garden project I created many years ago. Time for a makeover! #thefarmista

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8 months ago

No soil? No problem. Containers, pots and raised boxes can be just as effective in growing a garden as the traditional in-ground method. In fact, I find that these kinds of spaces lend themselves to a magic and creativity that is uniquely their own. Pictured here are heirloom tomatoes, grapes, turmeric and ginger in a garden in Malibu, CA. ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ‡ Nothing here is planted in the ground. Hope this inspires you to realize you can plant pretty much anything anywhere. ๐ŸŒฟ #thefarmista

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8 months ago

Building a new garden never gets old ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ #thefarmista

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8 months ago

Tomatoes are still going strong. I let the 6-foot plants twist and ramble for their last hurrah and they seem to crack out even more fruit as a thank you โค๏ธ๐Ÿ… #thefarmista

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8 months ago

Pest control is fun when using sustainable methods โค๏ธ๐Ÿž #thefarmista

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8 months ago

Shot of my clientโ€™s gorgeous basil thriving inside the enclosed garden with my beloved Ford F-150 XL Triton creeping out from behind ๐Ÿคฃ #thefarmista

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8 months ago

New vehicle added to the Farmista fleet. Topless means we can get more trees in the back no problem ๐ŸŒด #thefarmista

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8 months ago

Ever the rebellious + intuitive gardener, I planted the last of the tomato starts about five weeks ago (late August). At four feet tall, weโ€™ve got a second go of a bumper crop for Fall 2018. This gives me all the good feels because the first lot, located elsewhere on the property, became the daily sustenance of squirrels, mice and who knows what else. When in doubt, try the plants in another location and follow your intuition about what is it is not possible. Itโ€™s about to be October and the first crop of these tomatoes plants are exploding!! ๐Ÿ… #thefarmista

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8 months ago

Super long beds! 11 and 14 feet long by 3 feet wide. Getting the soil right so we can plant a gorgeous cool season garden ๐ŸŒฑ #thefarmista

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8 months ago

Am I the only one who thinks the Praying Mantis is cute? ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ #thefarmista

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8 months ago

Iโ€™m truly blessed to have the best clients on the planet. @bethbehrs thank you for making my work so fun, easy and fulfilling. I love that you love tending to your โ€œplant babiesโ€! ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ‘ถ #thefarmista

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8 months ago

When youโ€™re trying to give a professional gardening lesson but @bethbehrs just keeps cracking jokes. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ PS how good does my purple blouse look next to that purple basil?! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜Ž #thefarmista

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8 months ago

Daily digging keeps me grounded. I wake up every day at 5am excited to โ€œgo to work.โ€ #thefarmista

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8 months ago

My idea of a โ€œdream house.โ€ Gorgeous property. Dream clients. Happy garden. ๐Ÿก๐Ÿฅ• #thefarmista

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8 months ago

This is the โ€œbefore.โ€ Completely re-doing the raised vegetable boxes with new soil, compost, linings, partitions and of course veggies and herbs. Thank you Alexandra Dey for entrusting me with this very special project of yours. When an eco conscious realtor hires you at her own home, I take it as a real compliment ๐Ÿฅ• #thefarmista

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8 months ago

Gardening Day with Alexandra Dey, an eco-conscious realtor who values the importance of growing her own greens! Out with the old and in with the cool season crops ๐ŸŒฑ #thefarmista

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8 months ago

Very happy planting day today with @smarthouse26 and @carterooster. Their cuteness is rivaled only by their kindness. Amy welcomed me with a super yummy breakfast ๐ŸŒฏ and Carter carried the heavy compost bags (two at a time I might add) in from my truck. I asked Flora for a high five โœ‹ however she gave me a more reserved though polite high one โ˜๏ธ George ๐Ÿ˜น the cat peed in the planter bed and Slim (Shady) ๐Ÿถ the bulldog drank right out of the hose, per usual. In other words, a good time was had by all. Yes we do have a cool season here in LA, so we got in some cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and lots of kale. Amy is on seed duty (carrots, radish, beet and lettuce) and I need to come back with the collards and some sprouted salad greens. This is a DIY hands on family all the way (and I can neither confirm nor deny that thereโ€™s a hammock in their living room)! ๐Ÿ’š #thefarmista #amysmart #carteroosterhouse

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8 months ago

Highlight of my day... planting our organic garden for the fall and winter months to come... Kale, broccoli, collard greens, cauliflower, red cabbage, snow peas, and seeds from beets, carrots, radishes and lettuces. Thank you @the.farmista for the compost, plants, guidance and getting dirty with me!! #Repost @the.farmista ใƒปใƒปใƒป When youโ€™re smart, sexy and eco-friendly... @smarthouse26 โค๏ธ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ #thefarmista #amysmart

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