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Seeds of change: cabbages and carrots could replace flowers in royal parks

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Dig for Victory in St James’s Park’s
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By Sam Jones
The Guardian, June 30 2008

Designed for the Prince Regent by the architect John Nash, Regent’s Park is noted for its lovingly tended blooms. But soon the flower beds of that – and other London royal parks – could make way for rows of humble carrots, cabbages and globe artichokes.

In a plan inspired by American cities, the royal parks are pondering the creation of a string of model allotments to give the public a living, ripening illustration of the virtues of growing your own fruit and vegetables.

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August 12, 2008   Comments Off on Seeds of change: cabbages and carrots could replace flowers in royal parks