28 Apr '11, 8pm

The 5 Best Cities for Urban Gardening

The 5 Best Cities for Urban Gardening

Seattle: It seems like Seattle is always being mentioned for “going green” for every new and upcoming environmentally friendly technology. They take “going green” to the next level and urban gardening is one of their specialities. Their volunteer-run community gardens offer 1,900 plots and serves more than 3,800 urban gardeners on 23 acres of land. They also have youth gardening program and made a 12.3-ton produce donation in 2008. Portland: Portland has a community garden program that has been going on since 1975. There is a Produce for People program that donates fresh food for people who are suffering from hunger and are in need. There are 32 community gardens located throughout the city, developed and operated by volunteers and Public Parks & Recreation staff. Long Beach: The city did a great job locating vacant lots and turning them into urban gardens through the prog...

Full article: http://blog.sustainablog.org/urban-gardening-best-cities/

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