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Havenscourt Homestead Parklet Landscape

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Design ideas for a landscaping in Other. — Houzz

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Annie Thornton added this to To Get the Food They Believe In, These Urbanites Grow Their Own
Sharkey’s front yard features plants that attract pollinators, and she has planted her parking strip with edibles such as beets and plum trees for her neighbors. A Little Free Library offers free reading materials. The Neighborhood ConnectionFresh, affordable food may be what drew these urban farmers to gardening, but it’s not the only thing that’s kept them growing. City gardens also bring people together. Santo, of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, says she herself has “experienced the transformative potential of growing food with others.” Square footage and sunlight limit what Stewart can grow, but they haven’t limited what she can get from friends and neighbors. “We swap,” she says. In fact, a neighbor just launched a mobile app called Cogarden that allows gardeners in a network to collaborate and share produce based on what they have. “What you can grow really depends on your individual yard,” she says. “We all can’t grow everything, and we don’t have to.” Sharkey has dedicated a portion of her yard to growing food specifically for neighbors by converting her parking strip into an edible garden, and a Little Free Library always has books in multiple languages to share. “I like giving back to my neighborhood,” Sharkey says. “A lot of people in Oakland are trying to get in touch with their roots, and a lot of those roots are based upon food.”

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LFL for the front yard, of course.

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