Urban Style Vitory Garden

Urban Style Vitory Garden

The Vigorous North: June 2008

Every Wednesday morning before work I wake up early to help the Snell family set up for the Portland Farmers’ Market in Monument Square. In return for this work, we receive plants to populate our fire escape garden (shh, don’t tell the fire marshall), and produce later in the year. Besides being extra-fresh and delicious, this payment is turning out to be more lucrative than tech stock options.

city dirt

city dirt

City Dirt: San Francisco’s Civic Center Victory Garden

July, 2008. Beginning July 1, the lawn of San Francisco’s City Hall will undergo a transformation from grass carpet to edible garden. The installation of the Slow Food Nation Victory Garden marks the first time that City Hall has hosted an edible garden since 1943. We will begin by pulling up turf (which will be replanted in other parts of the City’s green areas) and planting beets, lettuce, kale and many other heritage varieties of vegetables. The food grown in the garden–most of which will be ready for harvest during Slow Food Nation’s Labor Day event–will be donated to those with limited access to healthy, organic produce through a partnership with local food banks and meal programs.

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