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Jul 29, 2011

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Beth

My husband and I live in a beautiful old row-home in a struggling part of Baltimore. Unfortunately, the houses on either side of us are now abandoned. In a lemon-into-lemonade moment, we decided to extend the tiny little garden in our backyard and guerrilla garden the yards on either side. We were a little cautious and worried about what other neighbors would think, but to our delight we've gotten nothing but positive feedback. Every time I work in the garden, someone is coming over to ask a question or tell a story about gardens past. The neighborhood children are into helping us weed and love seeing where the food comes from. We are getting soooo much veg and sharing it with neighbors. We've begun talking about working with our neighborhood association and the city to put a big garden in a huge empty lot at the end of the block!

Renee Garner

that is fantastic to read! I love how plants can band people together, and what a great experience for the kids to have!

meg w

i say, the more cheers for growing your own food, the better! and besides, think how boring that cute little green house would look if all that was in front of it was grass. this is much better! (i can't wait until i have my own yard... until then, it's potted herbs & balcony tomatoes for me!)

ByYourSide2009

I say YAY, to growing your own food!! Front yard back yard, I don't care!! Because of scheduled surgeries this summer we didn't plant our garden this year and miss it so much!! I have become a stalker of the local Farmers' Market though!! Can hardly wait for next year, so we can plant our garden!! I have a friend debating planting some of her food in her front yard, they just moved to The Dalles in one of those new communities. There is nothing stated in the list of "rules," so I told her to go for it, so long as it is kept nicely who cares!! Not to mention she is a master gardener and her neighbors will benefit from TONS of free freshness!!
~Michele

ByYourSide2009

I say YAY, to growing your own food!! Front yard back yard, I don't care!! Because of scheduled surgeries this summer we didn't plant our garden this year and miss it so much!! I have become a stalker of the local Farmers' Market though!! Can hardly wait for next year, so we can plant our garden!! I have a friend debating planting some of her food in her front yard, they just moved to The Dalles in one of those new communities. There is nothing stated in the list of "rules," so I told her to go for it, so long as it is kept nicely who cares!! Not to mention she is a master gardener and her neighbors will benefit from TONS of free freshness!!

~Michele

cara

!!!!!

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