Victory Gardens: Farmers in the City, Take 2

6 08 2008

It feels to me like the theme of growing vegetables is all around me these days. Besides re-visiting the farmers market, and meeting a cool woman whose blog, The Inadvertant Gardener, is all about catching the gardening bug, I’ve been hearing about some great programs aimed at feeding people, and educating people about feeding themselves. My own backyard is about 80% covered with concrete; I lamented this when I first moved in, but now am eternally grateful for not having to pull any more weeds than I already do. Nonetheless, even I am about to jump on the bandwagon and start a few of my own crops (besides the massive, overgrown rosemary bush, that is!).

I’m grateful to live in a city where a lot of people understand and support some of the important bigger picture things that go into making life really good. Right outside of City Hall right now, there is a beautiful, full, lush veggie garden that was planted about a month ago in a joint venture by Victory Gardens 2008+ and Slow Food Nation, a gathering to celebrate sustainability and “good, clean, fair food” that will take place here in SF over Labor Day Weekend. I visited with my friend Christy on Saturday, such a beautiful day! Here are some pictures.

What would YOU like to grow in your real or imagined garden? What DO you grow?




3 responses

7 08 2008

Were you there on Saturday? How did I miss you? I actually remember that woman on the bale of hay talking on her cellphone, so I know I was there when this picture was taken — I’m so sorry we missed each other!

7 08 2008

Doh! I just looked back through my pix from that afternoon to see if I could find you and unfortunately they are mostly of lovely plants, not people.

7 08 2008

That’s so funny — I was down there working from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — I’ll be back there again on the 16th and 17th (just the a.m. on the 17th), so if you’re around again, drop by!

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