Vegetables and the City
While “Vegetables and the City” might not be the next best sitcom, vegetables and the city are certainly seeing more of each other lately.
Instead of lining the streets with colorful flowers, the city of Chicago has decided to turn its busy roadways into mini gardens – something I think is pretty darn cool.
From the looks of my admittedly not-so-extensive research, the new projects are called Community Gardens, and they’re sponsored by Greencorps Chicago, part of the environmental division of the City of Chicago.
Pictured above is an array of edible plants located on a city sidewalk. From what I could make out, there seemed to be cabbage, raddichio lettuce and much more. So hey, instead of walking into that sandwich place for lunch, why not grab a few salad leaves off the street? I mean hey, lunch is on Chicago!
I’m kidding of course (so when you think you see me on the street chomping on some cabbage – that’s not me, ok?) but at any rate, way to go Chicago! Edible Schoolyards AND Community Gardens? Alice Waters must be so proud.