Green Tomatoes and SunflowerI am Amanda and this is my blog. I believe we can live beautifully and sustainably without buying expensive things like hybrid cars and solar panels (though I do think a range of tactics is essential in the fight against global warming and preserving life on earth). For that reason, I am interested in home gardens and food politics with a do-it-yourself mentality. Healthy living is a human right. Access to whole, natural food, clean air and water should not be controlled by corporate interest. Through this blog I hope to demonstrate the little things each of us can do to increase our freedom through healthier lifestyles and to highlight people’s struggles to achieve healthy living around the globe.


3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jonathan!  |  March 10, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Hi amanda! I guess I don’t have your email anywhere, I guess I could have used Facebook instead but I’ve been laying off it, and anyway I found your blog, I’m so proud. All I wanted to share was this link with you:


    Follow it and find out.

  • 2. janelle  |  April 2, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Hi Amanda!
    I am a fellow Santa Cruzan and it seems like we share some beliefs. I’m happy to have come across your blog and will make a point to visit again. Just wanted to say “hi”!
    also Oh My God how could I not know that the Farmers Market was up and running for spring?!

  • 3. Leigh Klein  |  July 23, 2010 at 11:30 am


    Hi. I live here in Santa Cruz in the Live Oak area. I rent a house that has an empty back lot with about 11,000 squ/ft. The owner of the house is interested in turning the lot into a community garden. However, he is hesitant because of the cost of water, insurance, etc. So you know if there are funds for this sort of thing or any resources I could check out. Thanks.


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