Your Urban Garden

Often, people who are new to Paleo are a bit daunted by what they perceive could potentially be a very costly way to eat.  This certainly can be the case, but it doesn’t have to be.

What if we grew our own produce, or at least some of it?

Thinking there’s no way you’ll ever be able to because your home in the city couldn’t  possibly be farther away from farmland?

Not an issue.

Well, I should clarify that… it’s an issue if you were interested in large scale farming, but not if you’re simply trying to create a space to grow herbs, spices, vegetables and fruits for yourself and your family.

A great article in the Sunday Times illustrated this very topic yesterday. A gentleman by the name of Ron Finely took what was once a deserted swimming pool/hole in the ground and used what he refers to as ‘guerilla gardening in low income neighborhoods’  to do his part (and then some) making a positive impact on his local community.

The City of Los Angeles owns 26 square miles of vacant lots, an area equivalent to 20 Central Parks, with enough space for 724,838,400 tomato plants“, he stated in the article, and he’s doing all he can to ‘”take back that land and plant it, even if it’s the skinny strip between concrete and curb.

How’s that for coming up with a creative idea and executing it?

The full article is it and let’s see what we can all come up with to do make our collective contributions, too.