Monday, April 28, 2008

Urban Gardening Video

Lately I feel like I've been hearing everywhere about urban gardening operations like the ones depicted in this video -- people farming in their own backyards and a few of their neighbors'. Apparently there are a few people who have started businesses doing this kind of farming, traveling around town stopping by locations in a network of gardens. I also heard something about it while listening to this podcast, an episode on peak oil from the Living Green: Effortless Ecology for Everyday People podcast. André Angelantoni, founder of an organization called Inspiring Green Leadership, claims that this kind of farming may become a necessity as our system of food production changes to reflect the energy crisis resulting from a gradual, inevitable extinction of fossil fuels. I think the U.S. could really benefit from initiatives to encourage members of suburban communities to participate in or at least support projects like this.

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