I LOVE this – Manchester's plan to plant fruit trees, herbs, and veg patches in the city's 135 public parks, plus bringing in beehives to pollinate all that action. And all the produce will be free for the picking. They're hoping to be known as "Britain's greenest city." You know, along with the home of the United.
Great quote: "These are public areas and there is no reason why people shouldn't be able to
help themselves to the produce grown."
Now I notice they're counting on volunteers to make the veg and herb part work, and I've seen hopes like that dashed a time or two in my part of the world, but I hope those volunteers materialize because if this 3-year pilot succeeds, it could be an awesome example for urban public lands everywhere.Susan Harris on July 12, 2009 at 7:30 am, in the category Eat This.