Thursday, February 14, 2008

DC Urban Gardening

Since it's Valentine's Day, you'll probably be seeing a lot of flowers everywhere and wishing - like me - that you had a garden to grow all those pretty plants. Ok, well...maybe not. But in honor of gardens and my love for watching them grow, I'd like to direct y'all to this article in today's Washington Post on urban gardening:

Community Gardens Need Room to Grow (link)
By Adrian Higgins
Thursday, February 14, 2008; Page H01:
"The District, like other major cities across the country, is witnessing a renaissance in community gardening as interest in fresh organic food, fears about loss of vacant lots to development and a concern for the health of the planet combine to breathe life into a staid gardening model rooted in the victory gardens of both world wars.

As they join this environmental crusade, new gardening converts are realizing what earlier generations have learned: Beyond the substantial pleasure of raising a cabbage, these collective plots push blight and crime out of a neighborhood and connect fellow residents."

The weekend before our dinner - DC Urban Gardeners hosted a forum at the Parks Center with workshops on everything from DC's green infrastructure to growing herb and medicinal plants. If you're interested in helping out with various parks and gardens in area or just want to start your own and need advice, link up -- visit their website and join the Yahoo Group. Their blog also has a number of great resources for the (sub-)urban gardener!

2 comments:

Muslim Hippie said...

Salam sanjana, Nice entry.
I am an amateur fellow green Muslim blogger. I am a resident of Chicago IL. And was hoping to be a part of the green Muslim movement.
I am also introducing a new Green Clean Mosque Project. and Would love it if people stopped by and checked out the Project.
check it out:
http://muslimhippie.blogspot.com/

Sketched Soul said...

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

It's so nice to see all the posts!

Jazak'Allahum khair for the article, it's all very interesting.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Farhana