Eating Local: Community Gardens
Community gardens and urban farms are a growing trend as more and more urbanites look for sources of fresh, healthy food. A community garden is a garden, often divided into individual plots, in which people who do not have yards of their own can participate in gardening and grow their own food. An urban farm is a similar concept, but often larger than a community garden and run collectively instead of in individual plots. For a fantastic example of an urban farm, check out Milwaukee's Growing Power.
More informationABC: Cheap Food in the City? Grow Your Own: City Dwellers Seeking to Save Money on Food Flock to Community Gardens (article)
NYT: Where Industry Once Hummed, Urban Garden Finds Success (article) May 20, 2008.
OrganizationsCommunity Farms and Gardens, San Diego (web site) Directory of community farms and gardens in San Diego, CA.
GreenThumb (organization) A New York City community garden organization
Growing Power (organization) A Milwaukee, WI community garden founded by basketball star Will Allen.