what's in season
Ripe and ready produce growing in the Reno-Tahoe region.
ILLUSTRATION BY ASA KENNEDY
May - June (weather dependent)
Asparagus, beets, broccoli rabe, cabbage, carrots, chard, chives, collard greens, Daikon radishes, dandelions, fava beans, green onions, kale, leeks, lettuce mixes, parsley, peas, radishes, rhubarb, spinach, strawberries (early), and turnips
Note: At the end of May or early June, sow and transplant warm-season crop seedlings outdoors.
Beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, chard, chives, collard greens, Daikon radishes, fennel, green onions, kale, leeks, mint, oregano, parsley, peas, radishes, rhubarb, rosemary, rutabagas, spinach, strawberries, tarragon, thyme, and turnips
Asa Kennedy was born in a trailer on the outskirts of Santa Fe, N.M. He briefly studied fine arts at a private liberal arts college in Portland, Ore., and remained in Portland for nine years after leaving school to continue to hone his painting craft. He had his first solo exhibition in 2005, with more shows following. His experience includes mural painting and involvement with Portland Mural Defense, a group dedicated to rewriting zoning laws in partnership with the City of Portland to allow more possible walls available for mural painters to use.
In late 2009, Kennedy returned to Albuquerque, then relocated to Reno in 2015. Since then, he has exhibited a solo show at the Potentialist Workshop, competed in the Circus Circus Mural Marathon, participated in the Reno Mural Expo, built a large body of studio work, and completed several murals around Reno.
“There is a strange harmony to the desert where I grew up — an excess of empty space filled with brilliant colors and sporadic geological formations that distract from the larger vacancy. These qualities influence my work not only in landscape painting, but in conceptual and geometric work as well. The common thread in my work is illusion. I’ve always had an affinity for keeping people wondering, and I always want a part of my work to elicit a double take.”