Sunday, August 16, 2009

Tiny Gardens

"The plots are widely used in the mountainous African nation of Lesotho...'We're showing people how to become more food independent...A garden this size is designed to supply a small family...it's low-impact, square-inch gardening. Cost to build? Zero.'"

John Hume, Takoma Park volunteer, quoted in: Jeremy Arias, "Students create gardens in tiny urban setting."

I like the idea of square-inch gardening -- great for the land of rowhouses and postage-stamp backyards. When I visited Will Allen's Growing Power in Milwaukee I noticed he made good use of standing and hanging buckets of different sizes and shapes for growing vegetables.It was all about the soil.

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