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Farewell to a friend

Jerry Weiss, “a man for all seasons,” recently left Fallbrook and his Shangri-la to tend other gardens in the great universe. Although he has given an earthly good-bye and gone somewhere beyond to sow the seeds of caring, generosity and stewardship, the footprint that he left is what community legacies are made of.

Not only did he share his well of knowledge with many through education but also through his actions by sharing his commitment to organically grown food.

Those of us who knew him were truly fortunate to have been by his side at one time or another, and those who didn’t could read his philosophy of tending the earth the natural way in our local weekly newspaper.

This chap was so giving that his life rotated around spreading the word, with his family, in their own organic and natural store, Rocky Peak, on Main Avenue here in Fallbrook.

The legacy of his work shall continue for many years to come through those who will carry his torch in local school gardens. For it is so important to have our youngsters know the importance of how good wholesome foods can be grown, and to have an understanding of good nutrition.

Jerry Weiss, my friend, the groundwork that you dedicated your life to will continue to flourish with seeds being planted by little fingers.

With the utmost respect and good karma for your family, you will be missed but more important, forever remembered in our hearts and the community.

Roger Boddaert

 

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