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Posted on 06 June 2008 by urbangardencasual.com

Growing Vegetables And Community in the City

By Cindy Naas

When my children were very small I was determined to get them involved in growing vegetables and in being close to the earth even though we live in a city.

I grew up on a farm and learned to garden with my dad and wanted to pass that on to my sons.

However, when I began gardening with them I quickly discovered that many neighbors had never even grown a pot of tomatoes on a balcony, much less had an entire vegetable garden to tend and enjoy.

That made me think about not only how cut off most people are from the land but how isolated many people are in a city. Most of us don’t know Read the rest of this entry »

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