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Baltimore’s Mayor plans to turn the formal gardens in front of City Hall into vegetable gardens

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Baltimore City Hall. See larger image here.

Baltimore City Hall garden plots to be planted in veggies. Crops will help to feed the poor at Our Daily Bread

By Susan Reimer
Baltimore Sun
April 2, 2009

Baltimore, which sometimes carries a poor-cousin chip on its shoulder when it comes to the nation’s capital, is about to trump the city to the south.

Mayor Sheila Dixon is planning to turn the formal gardens in front of City Hall into vegetable gardens covering about 2,000 square feet. Michelle Obama’s White House vegetable garden measures only 1,100 square feet.

“This was being planned before the White House,” said Dixon, firmly. “We are not copying!”

The city will be planting decorative urns, about 70 window boxes and several formal raised beds with spring and summer vegetable crops that will benefit Our Daily Bread, which feeds 700 to 800 people a day and often finds itself, even in summer, relying on canned vegetables.

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April 7, 2009   Comments Off on Baltimore’s Mayor plans to turn the formal gardens in front of City Hall into vegetable gardens