He has a relaxed nature and easy smile while working and talking.
Vibrant leaves of basil grow next to plots of thyme and speckled lettuce—primo viewing for anyone on Polk Street, and a literal breath of fresh air amidst the MUNI busses, delivery vans and occasional blaring sirens.
Steve notes with pride how interesting it was for Project Open Hand to be a part of an urban Master Gardeners tour, because the gardeners had “never seen an operation like this,” which shows how special and different the set-up is.
Along with two kinds of basil, volunteers have grown microgreens (lentil, flax, arugula, broccoli, mustard), Red Sails leaf lettuce, Freckles Romaine lettuce, broccoli, cilantro, Butterhead Speckles lettuce and mustard greens.
It doesn't matter that most of 'em wouldn't have lifted a finger for Peter Parker. TV producer Maxwell Shiffman observed his performance and convinced him to go on television with his 'act.' Designing a full costume and fabricating a fluid similar to a spider's web and wrist-mounted web-shooters, Peter called himself Spider-Man, becoming an immediate sensation.
Wearing a mask to avoid potential embarrassment in case he lost the match, Peter easily defeated his opponent.
Maybe it was like human teenagers, who dance and move to a beat of their own.
Following his first TV appearance, Peter failed to act to stop an escaping thief, claiming that it was not his responsibility to do so. Encountering an ad offering a cash prize for staying in the ring for three minutes with professional wrestler Joseph "Crusher" Hogan, Peter decided this would be a good way to test his powers. Making his way home afterwards, Peter was almost hit by a car; when Peter jumped out of the way, Peter discovered he had somehow gained incredible strength, agility, and the ability to cling to walls, spider-like traits that he immediately associated with the spider bite. Unbeknownst to him, after the spider fell from his hand, it bit a girl, Cindy Moon on the ankle before it died from the radiation. While attending a public exhibition demonstrating the safe handling of nuclear laboratory waste materials, sponsored by the General Techtronics Corporation, the 15-year-old Peter Parker was bitten on the hand by a spider that had been irradiated by a particle accelerator used in the demonstration.