Free Produce Gardens Are Popping Up In Public Spaces - TangoTab

Free Produce Gardens Are Popping Up In Public Spaces

Little signs let people know which plants are ready to eat and which are still growing! Photo via Facebook.com/EatSanDiego.

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In San Diego, volunteers have been working together for the last two months to plant seven community gardens throughout town.

Led by an organization called Eat San Diego, volunteers are growing everything from small tomatoes to passion fruit to Middle Eastern mint– and they are growing this produce in public spaces. There are even gardens growing on sidewalks and next to bus stops!

To make fresh produce easily accessible to passerby, volunteers plant and tend to gardens in public spaces. This produce is growing next to a sidewalk! Photo via Facebook.com/EatSanDiego

Any person passing the gardens is invited to pluck the produce for free whenever they want or need to.

Devon Lantry helps manage the community gardens and says, “I’ll see people grab a sandwich nearby, and then come down here and pick some leafy greens and tomatoes to put on their sandwich.”

Lantry also reports that these gardens have spruced up public spaces and brought neighbors closer together.

Amazing work to all of the people making the gardens in San Diego possible– you guys are an inspiration!

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