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Urban Flower Farm Becomes Blooming Oasis

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An Urban Flower Farm in San Diego

In today’s BB Podcast Episode (No. 110), we’re visiting with Rachel Nafis, owner of Psalter Farm Flowers, an urban flower farm nestled in the heart of San Diego, California. Rachel’s journey from nursing to farming is not only inspiring but also a testament to the power of following your passion.

Join us as we chat about:

  • Rachel’s journey and how she started her urban flower farm
  • Challenges and successes of farming in her neighborhood
  • Rachel’s transition from nursing to farming
  • The importance of community and connections in her farming business
  • Rachel’s intentional decision to keep her farm small and the benefits of it
  • The ecological impact of rehabbing the soil and growing flowers
  • The types of flowers Rachel grows and her plans for experimenting with native plants and perennials
  • Rachel’s connection with a local flower shop and their appreciation for her flowers
  • Rachel’s dedication and commitment to her garden and business

Rachel Nafis, owner of Psalter Farm Flowers, checking on the flowers in her urban flower farm

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Purple and mauve flowers blooming in an urban flower farm backyard

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A backyard plot at Psalter Farm Flowers, an urban flower farm in San Diego




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Botanical Brouhaha Podcast Show Notes

Co-Hosts: Amy McGee (BB + Bloom Trust Co.) & Natalie Gill (Native Poppy)

BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Joel McGee

Music Written & Performed by: Landon McGee

If you enjoyed this episode, you might also enjoy our visit with John Gibbons of Lakes & Rivers Flower Farm. Click here to listen.



  1. Dolores Vlad says:

    Very neat and inspiring this podcast. Thank you.

  2. Flowers are the most beautiful things in the world. Wherever you go in the world, be sure to meet beautiful people who deal with flower art. Whether in the village or the city. Wherever it is done. We do the best job in the world.


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