Marketing & Communications Manager
I like to grow okra, mainly because I'm a big fan of the underdog and okra needs a helping hand in this cruel world full of people who think it's too slimy. I enjoy the okra pods raw, cooked, pickled, feremented, dried - however they come. I eat the flower, make flour and oil from the seeds. I dry and powder the leaves. I make cordage from the bast fiber and paper from the stem. As one old saying goes, "I ate so much okra I slipped out of bed."