Friday, May 8, 2009

Eat the parking

""One group brought the seeds, the other brought the soil. And once a week we'd all get together for a harvest," says Franceschini. "I can't believe we grew all that pak choi, winter squash, lettuce, even tomatoes right across from City Hall," recalls volunteer Johanna Silver, who arrived for the Thursday harvest days. Working there became a social event; Silver remembers conversations she had with the children of 30s sharecroppers and people who had dug their own Victory Gardens 60 years before."

William Shaw on the edible urban gardens movement.

I hear they want to turn the Sanayeh garden in Beirut into a big parking lot.

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