Thanks to the students from California Maritime Academy who came to help us move the huge mound of soil we needed to move in preparation for our meditative garden. We look forward to the collaborative effort in helping Cal Maritime get their organic garden going on campus.
|A front yard garden of tree collards and other delights found while walking through West Oakland|
Imagine entire neighborhoods full of life, color, and edible landscaping. This would solve the problem of food deserts (neighborhoods without any grocery stores or with a lack of fresh produce), allow residents to grow their own nutritious vegetables and fruits which will save money on food bills, and utilize space that is already there! You can make new friends anytime someone walks by to admire the sight, develop a good rapport with other grower neighbors with their own varieties of plants, and attract different birds and butterflies to beautify your surroundings.
It's definitely possible and there are resources if you're not sure where to start. Come visit us at the Vallejo People's Garden and we can give you tips (and sometimes plant starts when we have extra) on creating your own edible garden at home!
Another good resource is John Kohler's Youtube series, Growingyourgreens.com: