Monday, June 13, 2011

Farming Princeton

The gradual conversion of Princeton's lawns to food production continues.

Community Park Elementary just got a new fence, paid for by the school district, to expand its school garden project and outdoor classroom. In the background, Dorothy Mullen, best known for her garden project at Riverside Elementary, is teaching a class.
Long in the making, the fence expansion provides more space for raised beds and a small orchard.
Meanwhile, passing by an Italian neighbor's sideyard farmlet on the other side of town, I noticed a strange-looking green and purple flower. He emerged from his productive jungle of vegetables and fruit trees to tell me it's a persimmon tree he started growing twenty five years ago. Over the years, he said, they've grown taller, and he's grown shorter.

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