Thursday, May 14, 2009

Urban Gardening

Yesterday I stumbled across The Urban Farmer blog, which details the progress of several urban gardens in Memphis, namely one on Vance. The gardens are a part of the Memphis Urban Ministry. So far it looks like they've done a great job getting the community involved. They've also had service groups from out of town come and help. Additionally they sell t-shirts and the proceeds go to providing emergency assistance to area residents. (i.e. A man named Joe spent a day working in the garden in exchange for money for a shelter.)

I especially like their creative re-use of abandoned tires. They've turned hundreds into decorative planters. I've seen these before, but I'm not sure how to make them. (Yet!)

Check out their blog--and their gardens--when you get a chance!

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