Great Article on Urban Gardening

In this morning’s New York Times, there was a great article about urban gardening.

While city dwellers have been growing tomatoes and herbs in little planters for years, there has been a recent increase in home-grown fruits and vegetables.

Though tax incentives have been a motivation for some, but it runs much deeper for many. Paula Crossfield, the managing editor of Civil Eats blog about sustainable agriculture, considers the 400-square-foot garden on her Lower East Side roof to be an extension of her work. “Growing my own food helps me understand better what I write about: how food gets to our table, the difficulties it entails.”

“The bottom line,” she said, “is that I harbor a secret desire to be a farmer, and my way of doing that is to use what I have, which is a roof.”

If you’ve been thinking about starting a garden, why not do it this summer? With the solstice coming up, there’s no bette time.

For more info on what foods are in season, visit Five Seasons Healing online.

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