Saturday, January 01, 2005

Plant a row

Plant a row for the hungry

1st January 2005

Plant a row for the hungry (PAR) started in Anchorage in the garden column of Jeff Lowenfels, He asked gardeners to plant a row of vegetables for ‘Beans Café’ an Anchorage soup kitchen, It now propagates more than 1.3 million pounds of produce generating meals for over 5.5 million needy recipients.
Across the USA community gardens, schools, businesses and garden clubs plant rows. This open-handedness has great effects on the community and is collaboration for all.
, And PAR is self-governing which cuts out the tubby red tape!
As anyone who grows vegetables knows you get a period of OTT, Think what this yield could do! PAR is an armistice for precious gardeners and an end to the liturgy of best in show.
We can be a bit stuck in tradition in the UK when it comes to gardening and I have been inspired by the vast community garden schemes in urban America all supporting PAR.

(Green thumb community gardens New York)

Originally a response to the city’s severe financial crisis during the 1970’s,devastated communities throughout five boroughs got a rush from a tranquillizer, derelict vacant lots of land took on amazing renovation not just into pretty gardens but important green spaces with educational workshops and initiatives to grow food for hunger.
We all have soup kitchens near buy and we are all now more than ever in need of ‘Chicken soup’ and organic produce is currency, Farmers markets are held everywhere the simple pairing of cash for crops plus the importance of community progression could contribute to much needed efforts throughout the developing world (long term).
The garden writers association developed PAR and its success depends on generosity. As gardeners we can all dig for victory and make a difference worldwide.

Photographs and text copyright 2004 andrew stenning

4 Comments:

Blogger asdfasdfasdf said...

This is such a great idea--
I hope to help create something like this, something with recycling...something...in 2005 out where I live.

January 1, 2005 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger Zeppara said...

Have you ever seen Asparagus this BIG
They grow up to 15in long and 2in wide.
how to cook asparagus

October 8, 2005 at 1:18 PM  
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Vegetables are great, but the Heart Start Defibrillator is better (At saving your life, that is ;) ).

November 8, 2005 at 8:28 PM  
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December 13, 2005 at 10:14 PM  

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