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Jerry "Baba" Weiss

We honor our tree-hugging, dirt-worshipping Jerry “Baba” Weiss, who peacefully left this earth he so loved and gardened. He spent many years fighting the complications of diabetes with conventional and alternative practices, until surrendering on Thursday, Mar. 25, 2010.

He is survived by his wife, Lynne; three daughters, Julie, Fall, and Sorrel; and sister, Renee.

His passion, his dream, his hope was to teach an appreciation of life through the love or organic gardening. He wrote many garden articles for the Village News and held many gardening workshops at his home. He also co-owned Rocky Peak Health Food Store for 20 years where he interacted with many great people from the ‘Friendly Village,’ while trying to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Jerry’s dream was to plant an organic garden in every school. To accomplish this he started the non-profit organization, Fallbrook Organic Gardens (F.O.G.). Today there are gardens at Ivy High School, Fallbrook Street, Potter Junior High, William H. Frazier, Live Oak, and Iowa Street. This took him 15 years of hard work, lots of wonderful volunteers, and generous donations. He was very busy!

Anyone wanting to donate to F.O.G. in Jerry’s memory may call (760) 419-8545.

On Sunday, April 11, the Hilltop Center for Spiritual Living will be having a Jerry Life Celebration. Service is at 10 a.m.; celebration at 11 a.m.; followed by a potluck.

Contact the Hilltop Center at (760) 723-8291 for details.

Blessings from the gardens!

 

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