Palestinian lady collects gas bombs fired by Israeli army. She grows flowers in these bombs.
SHARING! It’s all about SHARING!
There are some great things about living in the densest city in New England (Somerville): community, energy, culture, so many events… But sometimes, you just want to garden. When a container garden doesn’t quite do it, but you have no yard of your own, you may start to feel a bit uprooted. :-( (cue sad violins)
Enter MyCityGardens !
MCG is a Cambridge/Somerville born idea with home offices in cyberspace, that attempts to connect urban gardeners with people with unused urban land. Yard sharing! Cool idea…right? And…it’s free!
Here is how it works: Say you LOVE to garden, but don’t have access to outdoor space? Or maybe you have a yard you’re not quite able to use to it’s full potential but wish someone could? MCG connects Boston-area landholders who’d like help growing veggies in their yard with neighbors who want to roll up their sleeves and start planting. MCG makes the introductions, then, the two parties decide if the match is right for them and work out the gardening arrangement details.
Do remember please, that before doing any planting in an urban area, there are some things you should know about soil. Earlier this year we posted PART 1 and PART 2 about URBAN SOIL. Please review and share it with your new gardening friend(s). Happy yard sharing urbanites!