30 May '11, 12pm
Edible Landscaping in Parks to Feed the Homeless: Image credit: Grow Local Colorado It's always seemed strange
It's always seemed strange to me that most parks grow only ornamental flowers and shrubs. Sure, it's nice to have pretty flowers around, but what if our parks also produced food for those who need it? From sharing gardens to community nut tree plantings , we have indeed seen some moves to turn shared land into a productive food producing resource. Now a group of Colorado residents are aiming to utilize multiple city parks to produce 1,500 pounds of produce to help feed the homeless.