31 Aug '11, 7pm

Yards to Gardens

Yards to Gardens

Growing Food, Flowers, and Friendship Megan Schuller was in a quandary. She wanted to experience the “little bit of magic” that comes from watching seeds grow into dinner, but as an apartment dweller in Minneapolis she lacked a yard where she could garden. Three blocks away, homeowner Aaron Landry faced the opposite dilemma – too much yard space. Landry’s multiple jobs, which often involved travel, left little time for home maintenance. The result was an overgrown, weedy mess. Enter Yards to Gardens , a website that links prospective gardeners with yard space where they can dig in the dirt to their hearts’ content. Landry posted a notice on Y2G looking for a gardener. Within an hour, Schuller responded. The two discussed the space and the areas that would lend themselves to Schuller’s gardening goals. Fast-forward a few months, and cucumbers, sweet peppers, eggplant, purpl...

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