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Sustainable Alternatives: Another "Government" Garden... Yippee!

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darius

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

April 3, 2009
12:23 AM

Post #6356781

Baltimore City Hall Garden Plots to Be Planted in Veggies

"This was being planned before the White House," said Mayor Sheila Dixon, firmly. "We are not copying!"

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/04/02-0
rtl850nomore
Glendale/Parks, AZ

April 3, 2009
2:03 AM

Post #6357273

One more garden...one more soldier in the war against non-food food.
twiggybuds
Moss Point, MS
(Zone 8b)

April 3, 2009
2:27 AM

Post #6357387

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.

darius

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

April 3, 2009
2:31 PM

Post #6358905

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!
dparsons01
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7b)

April 3, 2009
5:49 PM

Post #6359717

I can see the new inner city culture. Instead of gangs defending their turf there will be communities defending their gardens.

darius

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

April 3, 2009
6:21 PM

Post #6359838

LOL!

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