Fruit and Vegetable Gardens
"What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community"
Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA - in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty, and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where "the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys."
Exploring the rapid decline of farmable soil left on Earth, The Need to Grow offers an intimate look into the hearts of activists and innovators in the food movement. You'll be inspired to start your own backyard food garden!
Amy Stross, author of Award-winning The Suburban Micro-Farm: Modern Solutions for Busy People (2018), teaches you how to create a micro-farm in the suburbs using sustainable practices.
Penfield resident, Lynne Perry shares years of accumulated best practices in creating a bountiful, organic garden in small spaces, like a patio. She offers tips and tricks for growing tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, beans, and corn.