Sad to say, I gave up my community garden this year after a couple of years of wonderful food raised under less-than-wonderful conditions. My schedule simply made it crazy to give it all the attention it deserved (and demanded).
So I read with interest a recent blog entry on By Design by Allison Arieff of The New York Times called “Grow Your Own.” She documents her experience of transforming her city yard into an urban garden that not only feeds her family but also feeds others. This is all accomplished with the help of a farmer brought in to execute and maintain the transition. Goodbye, lawn.
I live in a nice bit of suburbia now, but once lived in New York City. Even there, I grew tomatoes. It’s time to rethink my schedule.
So what are you harvesting?