When I first opened the nursery, we used to get manure from a local dairy. And we used to go up the street to a place called Balboa Bakery, and get their empty paper flour bags, covered by loose flour from baking. My dad, Nathan, and I set up a screen to screen this manure.
The fine stuff would go through the screen, and that would get bagged for lawns. The chunky stuff still left in the screen would be bagged for gardens.
And when you visit the nursery, you'll notice there’s a dollar and a dime framed at the counter, that’s because there was five percent sales tax in 1972.
That’s why there’s a dollar and a dime. If you see the dates on this money, it’s before 1972. That was my first day. And my first dollar.
Thank you for making City Farmers what it is today. See you at the farm, Farmer Bill