Imagine you’re walking down a city street looking to grab a bite to eat when you suddenly come upon an open space where apricots, tomatoes, lettuce and more are being grown. Even better, you can pick what you want and eat it.
In Canada, more and more people are doing just that, according to Toronto’s Globe and Mail newspaper. It’s not as if people haven’t been making use of open urban spaces until now. What’s new is that instead of planting flowers, volunteers are planting vegetables and fruit.
Some call these spots “public produce gardens.” They’re a really big help to poor people who, if they have enough money to get a filling meal, might otherwise load up on fatty food at a fast-food restaurant.
Sure, flowers are nice to look at, but in these tough economic times, don’t produce gardens make more sense?
To learn more, read The Globe and Mail story.