It’s a pesticide free zone in Ginger Souders-Mason’s garden. In fact she’s the director of http://www.pesticidefreezone.org. I originally met her three years ago when shooting portraits of women that were being honored by the local nonprofit Search for the Cause. I was sharing the task of capturing this diverse group of 100 women with another photographer and Ginger was not one of my subjects otherwise you would be seeing her image here.
Her garden located in Ross is a community project with neighbors and is all about food production and composting. Those who participate get to harvest. Her 9/10’s of an acre is hilly but she’s been creative and has a variety of beds for planting on the slopes. I’m going to test out some of the passive methods of composting that I observed. They appeal to the procrastinator in me. On a couple of the slopes there was pit composting going on as in dig a hole and dump it in. In her vegetable garden compost had been spread in a bed shape and covered with burlap.