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Site developers seek help for urban garden in Birmingham, Alabama

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Chris Hoyt, left, and L’Tryce Slade weed a row of beans in a community garden planted in Calera. Slade, who owns an environmental land use firm, came up with the idea of the urban garden; Hoyt’s firm, Dunn Real Estate, planted the garden on the property, which it owns. Photo by Frank Couch.

Concept of a garden on unused developer’s property

By Roy L. Williams
The Birmingham News
June 5, 2010

Excerpt:

Birmingham — Part of a 40-acre commercial site in Calera that went unsold because of the economic downturn has been turned into something the owner hopes will benefit the community — a vegetable and fruit garden.

Dunn Real Estate, the development arm of Birmingham’s Dunn Companies and a corporate sibling of Dunn Construction, last year hired Slade Land Use, Environmental and Transportation Planning to inspect the undeveloped site on Alabama 304 just off U.S. 31.

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June 5, 2010   1 Comment

Garden of a ‘$20 a month home’, 1917, Fairfield, Alabama.

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Food gardening in the front yard during World War 1.

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