Thursday, May 5, 2011
May 5, 2011: "Unpaving Paradise": Edible P-Patches Where Once a Parking Lot Grew
In this second of a three part series on farming in the city, Martha Baskin, takes us to "Unpaving Paradise." Words ring a bell? They’re a play on the opening lyrics from the Joni Mitchell song, "Big Yellow Taxi." In this case, "Unpaving Paradise" is the name of a p-patch chosen by community organizers on Capital Hill after they succeeded in building an urban garden where once there was a parking lot.