John Kostrzewa writes in yesterday’s ProJo about bringing community ‘Hope Gardens’ to Rhode Island. He posits them as a way to grow both food and community during these trying times. He proposes that the state and local governments designate public lands (and maybe some private lands could be donated too) throughout the state for community vegetable gardens. The Green Zone blog points out how this is not such a new idea. Rhode Island had wartime and Great Depression era Victory Gardens. See the post on Green Zone for some historical anecdotes and a photo from 1920-1 of a Victory Garden around about where the mall currently is.
Where in Providence would you like to see some Hope Garden’s planted, either temporarily or permanently? Until such time as the economy rebounds, and we can hope to see development on the parcel, I’d like to see one on the so-called Triangular Parcel in Capital Center bounded by Memorial, Steeple, and Exchange.
Via: Providence Daily Dose.