Saturday, April 27

An Inspiring Edible Churchyard

During our visit to Boston this past week, we walked from Boston Common to Copley Square to pay our respects at the Boston Marathon bombing memorial. Along the way, not far from the site of the Boston Marathon bombings, we passed a beautiful, inspiring site. When I saw this sign, I knew I needed to share this with Sprouts readers. Right in the heart of Boston, amidst the hustle and bustle, the traffic, and the noise we found this small garden on the Old South Church yard,. This is the Garden Of Eden: An Edible Churchyard.
In April, the garden looks ready to be planted for the upcoming season.
The produce will be donated to the The Women's Lunch Place where homeless women and children will be nourished by the bounty raised here.
At home I turned to the Internet to learn more about this inspiring garden. I found this video by John at Growing Your Greens, one of our favorite YouTube gardeners. He visited Boston in Autumn 2010 and shot this video showing the garden at the end of the season. Just think of all the food that could be grown to feed those in need if every place of worship with a plot of earth-big or small- planted an edible churchyard!

To learn more about the historic Old South Church visit their website here.

To learn more about The Women's Lunch Place visit their website here.

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