Who gardens and cooks here: Batya Stepelman of Sparrows & Spatulas, along with her husband, Matt Berman, and their young sons, Otis and Theodore
See Batya's kitchen: Batya Stepelman's Open, Garden-Powered Kitchen Where: Denver, CO
Rent or Own? Own
Batya Stepelman never considered herself much of a gardener. In fact, before moving to Colorado, her first foray into growing anything green was tending a struggling strawberry plant on her fire escape in Brooklyn. She managed to squeak out one flavorless, pale pink berry. Luckily, her sense of humor and resolve left her undaunted.
Recently, she and her husband demolished a portion of their unused cement driveway, replaced it with a few raised beds, and cultivated a flourishing herb and vegetable garden.