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Are Urban Gardens an Answer to the Foreclosure Question?

Posted Tuesday, May 27, 2008

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We spent a lot of time last week talking about the foreclosure crisis, but there's still one big unanswered question: What should be done with all these vacant lots? Some say fill them with tomato vines, cornstalks, maybe even apple trees, and sell the produce at the corner store! If locally grown is the new way organic, can urban gardening be one way to pick up the pieces after the housing crisis? Join us for the Sound of Ideas, Tuesday morning at 9.


Arts and Culture, Economy, Facing the Mortgage Crisis, Regional Economy/Business - News, Environment, Other, Community/Human Interest


Morgan Taggart, OSU Extension, Market Garden Coordinator
Barbara Strauss, west side market gardener
Matt Russell, Project Coordinator, Cleveland Corner Store Project, Case Western Reserve University
Tim Tramble, Executive Director, Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc

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Carla Chin-Albert 12:22 AM 12/24/09

just be sure to check the soil for never know.


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