Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Farming in Pigtown

Fruit and Vegetable Gardening is a great way to replace bare vacant lots.

The Obama Family began eating unprocessed food for their health, and continued once they entered the White House, where they brought that effort to their own yard:

In Pigtown, the local Food For Thought group is starting its own urban farm.  Originally focused on a lot on Carroll and W Ostend, their efforts have collaborated with another new (and untitled) group to include a 1/2 acre lot at the NW end of West Ostend Street, just after James Street.
Overgrown Lot
Back of the Train Tracks
Overgrown Lot
Community Effort
First Plantings 2011

Community Effort

Future Mural or Movie Screen Location (Behind the Tofu Factory)
We all have a very personal connection to food, whether we recognize it or not.  Food makes you feel happy, guilty, healthy, sick, tired, wired, and everything in between.  We are what we eat.  This can also be said culturally, as many different people have their own food customs going back generations. Our connections to food are one of our closest connections to the land.

So keep an eye out for this group, as I'm sure you'll be hearing more as summer draws near!  Like Pigtown Food for Thought on Facebook to follow their efforts and find out how you can take part!

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