For example, this Olmsted park in South Buffalo could always use more care than it gets.
One British paper called it an “army of Titchmarshes” to be unleashed in the UK’s parks systems. I do like this moderately-scaled apprenticeship program where unemployed Brits can work and learn gardening skills in their public parks and gardens. The program is costing £1 million.
Former Ground Force/Gardeners’ World star Alan Titchmarsh claims that “the practical skills provided by apprenticeships are every bit as important as university degrees, especially those involved with the landscape and environment,” in his endorsement of the government-sponsored project. I would love to see some money spent to employ and train gardeners in America’s public green spaces-maybe just a bit could be spared from the billions we’re pumping into the financial industry.Posted by Elizabeth Licata on March 24, 2009 at 9:00 am, in the category Real Gardens.