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rtl850nomore
Glendale/Parks, AZ

March 26, 2009
11:58 PM

Post #6324433

http://www.azcentral.com/community/gilbert/articles/2009/03/17/20090317gr-garden0318.html

Here is a guy who knows how to live in the middle of the city.
msrobin
Caneyville, KY
(Zone 6b)

March 28, 2009
12:42 PM

Post #6330749

Nice article! Sure would like to have seen photos of his yard and garden.
rtl850nomore
Glendale/Parks, AZ

March 28, 2009
2:57 PM

Post #6331175

http://www.azcentral.com/commphotos/azcentral/10294/2/10

Here are a few pictures.
msrobin
Caneyville, KY
(Zone 6b)

March 28, 2009
4:32 PM

Post #6331548

Thanks! I did try to locate a link on the original page.
grownut
Clarkson, KY

March 29, 2009
2:11 PM

Post #6335025

I want a homeowners association that REQUIRES that kind of yard! Well maybe not, but WOWIE!!

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

March 29, 2009
3:31 PM

Post #6335349

Cool beans... We need more like him!~
rtl850nomore
Glendale/Parks, AZ

March 29, 2009
7:47 PM

Post #6336449

Exactly, Darius. In fact I believe it is the people like us who grow their own food, even in small quantities in their yard, that will lead the charge to change. Indeed it is very hard to get people and corporations to quit doing something. If we could get people started growing some of their own food in their yards then they would be equally opposed to stopping. Instead of a grass roots movement we would have a vegetable roots movement.

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

March 29, 2009
8:28 PM

Post #6336632

LOL, catchy phrase... I like it!

My problem here at home is not growing vegetables, but getting my sister and her kid to eat them when they don't come in a box. I think my sister is about to eat some yukon golds I grew... or at least she brought 3 into the house.
rtl850nomore
Glendale/Parks, AZ

March 29, 2009
9:33 PM

Post #6336900

LOL, I know what you mean. I offered my neighbor some red and green leaf lettuce straight out of my garden and she turned me down. She only likes Iceburg.

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

March 29, 2009
9:40 PM

Post #6336924

That's not lettuce, LOL!
grownut
Clarkson, KY

March 29, 2009
11:34 PM

Post #6337399

Gave a former sister-in-law eggs fresh from the chicken, spotlessly clean. She threw them away because they were "gross" I really wonder how she believes the store eggs are produced...
garden_mermaid
San Francisco Bay Ar, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 30, 2009
4:10 AM

Post #6338610

Meanwhile, we had a visitor from the neighborhood stop by while we were clearing out our community garden bed. He was looking for ideas to get started with a vegetable garden. His 3 year old daughter was fascinated with the few remaining carrots. I washed one up and gave it to her. The carrot was gone quickly after the first bite and she wanted more. Her father said she had never liked carrots and always refuse to eat them. He's definitely going to start a home veggie patch now.

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

March 30, 2009
1:59 PM

Post #6339813

That's exactly how it will snowball, g_m!

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