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Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden

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Forthcoming in December, 2013

By Niki Jabbour
Storey Publishing
Forthcoming: Dec 31, 2013

Vegetable gardens can be designed for flavor AND fun! Niki Jabbour, author of the best-selling The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, has collected 73 plans for novel and inspiring food gardens from her favorite superstar gardeners, including Amy Stewart, Amanda Thomsen, Barbara Pleasant, Dave Dewitt, and Jessi Bloom. You’ll find a garden that provides salad greens 52 weeks a year, another that supplies your favorite cocktail ingredients, one that you plant on a balcony, one that encourages pollinators, one that grows 24 kinds of chile peppers, and dozens more. Each plan is fully illustrated and includes a profile of the contributor, the story behind the design, and a plant list.

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July 5, 2013   Comments Off on Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden

A Garden Grows in Cabrini-Green, Chicago

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Chicago Lights Urban Farm.

“We don’t have to recruit. The teenagers recruit themselves.”

By Jacqui Cheng
Modern Farmer
June 30, 2013

Excerpt:

When Ned Lewis started hanging out at the Chicago Lights Urban Farm at nine years old, he found the labor to be beneath him. “I thought it was slave work” Lewis says.

A friend had dragged him to the farm and implored him to help out with watering, weeding, and interacting with the younger kids in order to keep them off the street. Now 19, Lewis says he has “gotten used to” the work and has a different perspective on the garden. “I like coming here,” he says, “because it’s my community.”

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