True Confessions

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?


One thought on “True Confessions

  1. Pieter Schaafsma 03/01/2009 / 2:14 pm

    Everyone should grow a small garden in their home, even if it is in a potted planter. In almost all of my designs I add an area for gardening. In my own urban garden, I plant corn and squash in the front yard, where I took out part of the lawn. And in the back yard, I have a raised planter filled with lettuce, jalapenos, corn, tomatoes, and egg plant.

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