(Photos by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

The Bright Side: Down to Earth

Back Photo gallery Oct 22, 2020 By Ashley Hayes-Stone

Two weeks before Gov. Gavin Newsom issued the shelter-in-place order due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March, Jahred Namaste and his 17-year-old son, Azahriah Namaste, launched Sacramento Edible Yards, their organic-gardening business. The father-and-son duo install gardens and drip systems, build raised beds, and sell plants and children’s gardening kits to help people learn how to grow their own food, like raspberries and tomatoes, at home. “When the lockdown hit, we were getting message after message, like 30 messages a day, from people wanting raised beds,” Jahred says. Now, the pair has slowed down so Azahriah can focus on finishing his senior year of high school. “We just want people to be successful growing food,” Jahred says.

Sacramento Edible Yards’ Jahred Namaste pushes dirt in a wheelbarrow to fill a raised bed he and his 17-year-old son, Azahriah Namaste, are building in a client’s yard on Aug. 4.

Sacramento Edible Yards builds raised beds for a client. During the beginning of the pandemic, Jahred Namaste says he was getting up to 30 messages a day from people who wanted raised beds from the organic-gardening business.

In a front yard of a client in Sacramento, Jahred (right) and Azahriah Namaste plant a mandarin tree on Aug. 4.

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