Comment 113488

By RobF (registered) | Posted August 18, 2015 at 19:31:54

Great piece. I sometimes think we overlook the use of urban land for food production. I have fruit trees, strawberries, garlic, spinach, lettuce, peas, green beans, and peppers growing in my backyard in the North End ... and my garden is relatively small compared to my Italian and Portuguese neighbours. I'm constantly amazed by how much food is grown each summer at the Victory Garden behind the Food Basics on Mary St. If peak oil unfolds like some imagine, what geographer Ted Relph calls SLOP (space left over after planning) in post-1970 suburbs will become valuable for this very purpose ... market gardens, etc.

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