First purchased from City Farmers Nursery in Sep 2012 for about ten bucks, this one plant has seen many faces and places. Planted in my plot at the Tierrasanta Community Garden, it quickly attracted many pollinators as well as caterpillars which eventually turned into beautiful Monarch butterflies.
Its first seedlings were shared with community garden friends and also planted in the garden’s perimeters to further attract pollinators.
The third generation of plants were given to various garden families when I closed my plot in January. One of those homes was the Ferreira Farm. In this environment, that one plant has blossomed, seeded, and generated numerous seedlings.
Today, some of Generation Four of this milkweed family was traded to back to City Farmers and is going to other friends.
Here is just a small example of how a tiny ten dollar investment can have endless possibilities. Not only does it increase your self-sufficiency, it also helps with our environment, other people and businesses, and one’s spirit. What a great ripple effect!