Sunday, March 13, 2011

Jimmy Williiams: African American Organic Gardening Business

Hayground Organic Gardening - Organic nursery in Silver Lake has a growing clientele - Los Angeles Times Attracted by the colorful produce featured in this month's Martha Stewart Living, I felt compelled to pick up the issue to savor at home. To my extreme delight, I found an article profiling Jimmy Williams, an African American man with a passion for organic gardening in Los Angeles (my childhood home for a stint). Mr. Williams hales from New York and has a background as a fashion designer, but his gardening roots extend to his South Carolina great grandmother. Gardening since he was four, he now runs an organic gardening business called Hayground Organic Gardening. He sells his colorful goodies at farmer's markets and designs edible landscapes for lucky Angelenos. A man after my own heart. His twenty-something year old son has also joined the family business. It warms my heart to see how these men are taking part in the green economy. If you want to know more about Mr. Haygood and his talents, be sure to pick up a copy of his book "Seed to Skillet: A Guide to Growing, Tending, Harvesting, and Cooking Up Fresh, Healthy Food to Share with People you Love", coauthored by Susan Heeger.

1 comment:

deangraziosi said...

Nice article Gloria on African American organic. Very informative blog, thanks for this info.
dean graziosi