By Haley Sawyer
Edwin Tomyoy is of Chinese descent, was born in Trinidad and now lives in South Pasadena. He speaks English, Spanish and Cantonese, but can understand bits and pieces of nearly any language. He’s been a teacher, a chef and a solar panel salesman.
At 76, Tomyoy is many things, but above all he is a gardener.
“Maybe 120 containers or so,” said Tomyoy of the size of his home garden. “It’s not huge. It’s a backyard farm using all the space that I have.”
Tomyoy’s garden sits atop a hill in South Pasadena, which, when he looks back on his life, seems worlds away from his birthplace.