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  1. Patricia
    August 10, 2014 @ 6:38 pm

    This is great Taylor. Such a brilliant idea to memorialize your love one in this manner and help the community as well

  2. Sylvia Lewis
    August 10, 2014 @ 2:23 pm

    Great post. I didn’t realize that I grew up in a food desert until some college interns turned my high school front lawn into a garden. I was thrilled to see okra, callaloo, and tomatoes growing in my old Brooklyn neighborhood.

  3. Elaine Ambrose
    August 9, 2014 @ 2:37 pm

    This article reminds me of my grandmother’s abundant gardens. There was always enough to give away – and we ate healthy food. My grandmoms lived well into their nineties, and I credit their gardens for being the perfect reason they were so healthy. The idea of a community garden is catching on in all areas. I might even dig out my old canner pot!

  4. Doreen McGettigan
    August 9, 2014 @ 11:48 am

    I live extremely close to a food desert area.A non-profit supermarket opened a few months ago and is doing well.
    I love the garden and farmers market area. I would love to see it here.

  5. Janie Emais
    August 9, 2014 @ 11:29 am

    My sister has a garden which looks a lot like one of your photos. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Kimba
    August 9, 2014 @ 12:31 am

    SO love the idea of these urban gardens. In the DC and Northern VA area I’m seeing them spring up in various neighborhoods.

  7. Lois Alter Mark
    August 8, 2014 @ 6:01 pm

    This is fascinating because my daughter is actually working on a Jewish urban farm in Northern California this summer. So important.

  8. Mary Lanzavecchia
    August 8, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

    I love this idea and, like Cathy, I wish there were more as well. Each summer I grow a fairly large garden and donate the excess (which there is always excess zucchini!) to our local food bank. Now my wheels are spinning around the idea of a community garden in my town. Hmmmm….

  9. WendysHat
    August 8, 2014 @ 5:25 pm

    I always love hearing about a city doing an urban or community garden! I am a gardener too. Makes me happy!

  10. Cathy Chester
    August 8, 2014 @ 2:42 pm

    How beautiful and how marvelous! I wish there were more of these. Thanks for sharing this.

  11. Carol Cassara
    August 8, 2014 @ 2:24 pm

    What a gift to the community!

  12. Ruth Curran
    August 8, 2014 @ 1:23 pm

    The Farmers’ Market, a built in revenue stream, is a brilliant addition to a well designed and well thought executed project! Project sustainability is always a worry and have a source of income that is not dependent on any other factors, is critical!