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Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin could medal in gardening

A self-described urban farmer, Coughlin raises fruits, vegetables, and chickens in her backyard in Lafayette, Calif.

By Claire Thompson
August 8, 2012


It’s not surprising Coughlin counts her 100-some cookbooks among her favorite possessions; her crops offer a rainbow of ingredients to choose from. “I attempted to grow edamame this year, but animals kept eating it,” she told Food & Wine. “I grow kale, figs, tomatillos, Eureka lemons, eggplant. Padrón peppers are one of my favorites.”

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TED TALKS – Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscapes

“There are so many people who don’t really recognize a vegetable unless it’s in a bit of plastic with an instruction packet on the top.”

What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community.

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