Archive for September 9th, 2016

Sidewalk Gardens

norwayplanters

As I drove through the town of Norway, Maine today, I noticed uniform wooden planter boxes every 50 to 75 feet along the sidewalks on both sides of Main Street.  Each box was filled to overflowing with a large variety of edible plants and vegetables.

Like so many small towns and villages throughout rural Maine, Norway is struggling, and many of its residents are at the poverty line.  What a great initiative this is, allowing people to pick fresh produce and put it on their tables for free!  It’s funded by grants and donations; the mini-gardens are maintained by community volunteers.

A quick search online led me to this article from the Advertiser Democrat about this worthy project.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if this project could be adopted everywhere?

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