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Palm Rae “Urban” Potager


An “Urban Potager” is my term for a Modern Day Kitchen Garden. We don’t have a lot of space in the city, so we have to use our entire lot to grow food. That means we have to integrate our perennial, annual and biennial growing plants. Our city lots need to be a place for people to gather, create, share and heal with nature. Our homes need to work with nature, not against her….it is where we grow organic food, flowers, herbs, and create community “together’ in the heart of our cities. “Palm Rae Potager was created in a typical suburban city lot in 2003. It is an example of one sustainable landscape.

I research vegetables, herbs, and flowers that grow best in containers, small spaces, vertically, mixed beds or in less than ideal growing conditions which most urban /city gardeners encounter. At the end of each growing season, I evaluate which were the most successful. The goal is to grow year round nutrient dense food using organic growing techniques throughout the year.

Welcome to our sustainable garden that includes biodiversity at the heart of its being.

Happy Organic Gardening


Quad Cities, Illinois

M.S in Education, a former modern dancer in my younger years( many moons ago-LOL), biking nut, organic gardener, and caretaker/builder of nature + soil!

Gen 1:29


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