|Blitzers: Phil Cashman, Cecilia Macaulay, |
Masayo and Yuji Saito, Benjamin Davis and one massive Yuzu
|Seeds bred by the amazing Phil Cashman|
|Sweet and glossy tatsoi, grown and given by |
United Nations University's Benjamin Davis
|2010 Summer: creating the garden with an enthusiastic 13 year old Kyohei|
|Summer 2012, with shiso and herbs for the cafe|
|2012 winter: Kyohei is now 15.|
Mrs Asaba pays him to teach little kids after school at her Art Studio
He is joyful, hard-working, and knows how to make everything turn out.
|Ringo the housemate continues Asaba-san's training: |
how to upload photos to Facebook.
Nice life. 71 years old.
|Asaba's cat Kufu sits atop the family shrine. |
Yes, the Egyptian king. Well named.
|Things that would be happy over the winter: |
tatsoi, pansies, a bit of lettuce to remind us this really is food.
|Collecting composted leaf litter from the mountain, |
It is dark and crubley, laced with white threads of fungi.
Compost re-activaor, soil conditioner, plaything.