Just outside of town, down a dusty road lined with trees hiding layers of gray grit, is an oasis of green - Rancho La Trinidad.  Here rows of organically grown chard, lettuce, fennel, brocoli bask in rich soil and late afternoon watering.  What a relief to smell the aromoa of green things growing and air with moisture, if only for a few moments. 

 In addition to all those familiar greens, there is a sun shaded hoop house where nopal paddles are lined up in tidy rows like good little soldiers, busily growing juicy babies for Saturday's market.