Sunday, June 28, 2009

City Hall garden feeds the homeless

Ursula Sheffel helps harvest an early crop of vegetables, planted in front of Baltimore City Hall, for delivery to a homeless resource center.

The vegetable gardens planted around Baltimore's War Memorial Plaza in front of City Hall have produced more than 1,500 pounds of vegetables for the kitchens of Our Daily Bread, which feeds the homeless.

"We have an opportunity to do something right here in front of City Hall," Mayor Sheila Dixon said. "We have a chance to lead by example and to inspire residents, to show that in an urban environment you can still maintain healthy eating."

Read the Baltimore Sun article here.

Produce from the White House garden has been donated to Miriam's Kitchen, a soup kitchen for the homeless.

This is something any city could do to inspire all its residents and to help its homeless residents. There are some raised garden beds and other green space at Orlando City Hall that could be used to grow vegetables. How about it, folks?


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