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From Decorative To Edible: UK Towns Grow Their Own

From Decorative To Edible: UK Towns Grow Their Own
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A group of municipalities in the UK are opting to grow vegetables around town in place of ornamental plants and flowers.

Dan Gould
  • 12 january 2010

A group of municipalities in the UK are opting to grow vegetables around town in place of ornamental plants and flowers.

The edible plants would be located in numerous convenient locations, and Residents will be able to casually pick their own food from these public garden patches.

The Guardian reports:

Vegetable beds, herb gardens and orchards have sprung up on sites as varied – and previously urban – as the railway station forecourt and an elderly people’s home, under the aegis of the Incredible Edible Todmorden campaign.

Volunteers have replaced “inedible” planting outside the town’s health centre with apple and pear trees, made watercress beds in a local park and given free vegetable seeds to social housing tenants. Schools use local produce and the long-term aim is complete self-reliance for food by 2018.

Guardian: “Pick-your-own vegetables to replace flowers in high street”

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