Eating organic is an old trend, but what about eating organic without having to go to a grocery store or restaurant. In fact, you never have to leave your own house. More and more people are growing organic as an alternative to buying organic at the grocery store. One home grower believes eating from her own garden is the best way to ensure what quality of food she’s getting.
“It’s picked fresh. It’s not picked prematurely and allowed to ripen on conveyor belts,” said Alexis Adams a home food grower. Adams has been a home grower for over a year and is currently growing twenty varieties of fruits and vegetables in her 75 square foot garden.
Adams is one of 43 million Americans who is growing their own food, according to the National Gardening Association. Although Adams built and maintains her garden on her own, some home growers hire outside companies to create their backyard organic garden. Farmscape is the largest urban farming operation in California, that specializes in both creating and maintaing small farms.
“We’ve installed over 300 backyard farms for people in their backyards and businesses,” said Rachel Bailin from Farmscape. The company has a variety of clients, some who choose to maintain the farms themselves while others who opt for Farmscape to maintain their garden.