Vegetable Garden for Baltimore’s City Hall
Maybe it’s the poor economy. Or perhaps because it’s trendy (we hope not). Whatever the reason, we’re thrilled to hear that Baltimore’s City Hall formal garden will be turned into a 2000 square foot vegetable garden…
According to the Baltimore Sun, the beds that are usually planted with annuals every year are the same areas that will be turned into vegetable gardens. The gardens will be maintained by the volunteer gardeners from Cylburn Arboretum, making sure they harvest the gardens weekly so they don’t attract rodents. The crops (expected to yield about $3000 worth annually), will be used to feed Our Daily Bread, a soup kitchen for the city’s homeless. And best yet, there are plans to put in two demonstration beds, sized for rowhouse gardens, so the volunteers can answer questions from visitors. Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon said this was in the works well before the White House announced plans for it’s garden. We don’t care who thought of it first, or who’s copying who. It’s a great idea serving a very good cause.
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