There is a wonderful movement afoot that brings growing local right to our very doorstep: urban farming, kitchen farming, backyard farming–by whatever name it’s called–it’s all about growing food in our own yards. City yards, suburban yards, sidewalk strips, wherever there’s a sunny spot to till. And of course, many of us do just that, but often, as in my case, it’s more about growing a few tomatoes and herbs for salad. But here are two TEDx youtube videos about making the most of the space you have to really produce a bounty of food that can make a serious dent in your grocery bill:
And here’s a blurb from an interesting film, Locavore, on the same subject: “We’re eating oil, right now, and we’re eating out of trucks, and that’s not going to last for much longer. Beauty and bounty awaits in our own backyard.”
It makes me think about my yard a little differently, especially now that we’ve finally gotten rid of our towering photinia bushes that hid our garden plot in dark shadows. Hmm, how much can we really grow in our yard? How about you?