Originally posted by Unity_99
Well, great idea but it needs to be everyoens front and back yard too, whole apartment buildings, (which are always designed poorly. If I was
planning things, they would be roomy and well soundproofed for the kids and their little tempers that occasionally fire off, with tons of green
space). But then decent and bountiful housing would be considered a right of all people.
Instead, most cities actively prevent you from gardening in your front yard.
So alot more food growing, in general, everywhere, and green space, plants purifying toxins in water systems, all over people counting, not never
ending maxmimizing of profit, everywhere, is the way to go.
Yes, I couldn't agree more.....Community gardens are a wonderful idea....and I hope this garden succeeds for many years to come, Seattle is a pretty
"hip" place...and I hope a few "bad apples" don't spoil it for them all.
But your right, we need to expand this thinking to include private homes, apts., parks, schools, and other tight urban areas......the tread seems to
be more toward planting ornamental trees in these areas rather then fruit trees, yes, fruit trees can be messy, but they are also usually on the
smaller side of trees, which is nice in tight spaces, and if the trees bounty is shared and used, everyone wins, unless your canning , or making
lot's of pies, just one tree is usually more fruit than an average family could use alone.
Every school should have a garden, and some very fond memories of helping at my daughters school when she was little with the school gardens, the kids
LOVED it...and nothing more cool then the "harvest party".....watching thier sweet little faces munching on veggies they helped to grow.....