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Judi Oyama

Cynthia Sandberg

Owner, Love Apple Farm

What do you do for a living?

I grow vegetables and teach people how to grow them.

What would you be doing if you weren't doing that?

I'd still be practicing law. 

What do you do in your free time?

Try to go to the gym, or give up and relax with a glass of wine.

What brought you to Santa Cruz?

Going to the beach as a teenager living in Los Gatos. All good Los Gatans end up in Santa Cruz, I think.

What's your favorite street?

East Cliff Drive.

Name something you're excited about.

Growing vegetables for Manresa Restaurant.

Name a pet peeve.

Students talking during my gardening classes.

What are you reading?

Teaming With Microbes: A Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web by Lowenfels and Lewis.

What's the most important thing you've learned in the last three years?

That my farm apprentices and volunteers are essential to keeping the farm afloat.

Recent personal food trend?

Doing my best to help people grow their own food.

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