Eat the Street

Why do we always plant ornamental plants along our streets and in front of our homes?  Why not add a few edibles to the landscape?

The Eat the Street movement is attempting to do just that!   Here are a few interesting experiments in creating edible streetscapes.

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Eating the streetscape!

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Useful streetscape plants

  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Nasturtium
  • Hanging tomato
  • What else?

 

 

 

 

 

The Museum of Modern Art in NYC has an edible organic garden (below) of medicinals, herbals, edibles, and plants for pollinators.

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More ideas for the sidewalks!

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Edible planting in a widow box.

 

 

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And if you want to be inspired, listen to Ron Finley tell you that “gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do (especially in the inner city)

plus you get strawberries!”


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