2001: Gardener Saundres Bradley
"You can grow a lot of stuff in a plot this size," says Saundres Bradley, 65, gesturing at the large central space where he has been nurturing vegetables since 1976. He figures he spends about two hours a day in his garden, where this year he grew tomatoes, okra, turnips, cucumbers, beans, peas, and peppers of many varieties. Success has depended on keeping it all watered, especially throught the heat wave and dry spells that have wilted plants this summer.
"You should watch him sow seeds," Goldstein says of Bradley, whose roots go back to farming in the South. "He drops them with one hand and covers them with the other. It's like a dance -- no motion is wasted."
[from Philadelphia Inquirer, Friday, September 7, 2001: Ripe for a Party]