Just think how many folks visiting City Hall will see that garden and take away some inspiration or if nothing else learn what a real vegetable plant looks like.
I do hope they select enough variety to demonstrate that even a small balcony can produce worthwhile amounts. I've discovered a whole new world of dwarf tomato plants, for example, that produce full size fruits. It should be obvious to anyone with a little piece of dirt but I really want the apartment dwellers to get into the act as well.
I notice it's the women having the good sense to recognize the importance of basic self help.
I hope so, Twiggy. The Baltimore inner city is all row houses, most with scant backyards, if any. Row houses abut the sidewalks, and there is a long custom of scrubbing their white marble steps daily; at best they would have room for 2 potted plants out front (which would be immediately vandalized).
The sad thing is that those inner city communities are dense ethnic populations who adore good foods, and all the old-time corner greengrocers have virtually disappeared. When I lived there, I knew families of 3 generations who had never been outside the city limits, and I doubt their children had ever seen a growing tomato.
What an opportunity they now have to experience a garden in person!