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Superman, Batman and Robin are Victory Gardeners in 1943

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Although there is no story to accompany this graphic in the 1943 edition of the comic, it is a wonderful promotional image, which would have reached millions of kids during the war. Superb!

January 6, 2010   Comments Off on Superman, Batman and Robin are Victory Gardeners in 1943

‘Rooftop Salad’ on their menu every day of the year

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bastilPhoto by Steve Ringman. Colin McCrate of Seattle Urban Farm Company checks on a fresh crop of lettuces planted in a raised bed on top of Ballard’s Bastille restaurant. The lids are fitted with shade cloth to prevent the lettuces and arugula from bolting in the rooftop’s unobstructed sunlight. In winter, glass lids will help protect against the cold.

At Seattle’s Bastille, the garden goodies are on the roof

Bastille in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood offers lettuces and other fresh menu items grown right on the restaurant’s roof.

By Valerie Easton
Nov 15 2009
Seattle Times

From all the fuss over Bastille restaurant’s new rooftop vegetable plots, you’d think that gardening on top of a building is a brand new concept. All over the world, people in urban areas take advantage of the sun-drenched space up top to grow food and flowers. Apiarists are even keeping bees on the rooftop of the Opera House and the Eiffel Park Hotel in Paris. But here in Seattle we’re just getting used to urban density, and owners James Weimann and Demming Maclise are out front putting a commercial rooftop to work growing fresh herbs and lettuces for their restaurant.

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January 6, 2010   Comments Off on ‘Rooftop Salad’ on their menu every day of the year