Gardening and the City 

In a recent interview from the Globe and Mail, the author of City Farmer, Lorraine Johnson, reveals the secret to planting a garden in the most unlikely places.  In the book Johnson looks at the history behind urban gardening and how it used to be encouraged during War. 

She also discusses the other potential benefits to urban gardening other than fresh produce.  Johnson notes that urban gardens can help with crime rates as well as the current childhood obesity epidemic.

In the interview she talks about city-dwellers concerns with too little of space.  One of the smallest gardens she has ever seen was on the back of a bicycle in a little basket. 

Johnsons key message to people is “Grow something. Anything. Anywhere.”

Click here for the full interview.  

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