Growing food was the first activity that gave us enough prosperity to stay in one place, form complex social groups, tell our stories, and build our cities. --Barbara Kingsolver

America's Most Tenacious Gardeners

America's Most Tenacious Gardeners

Jul 19, 2014-- Camden, just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, has about the worst of any city in America. It's been ranked at various times as both the poorest and the most dangerous. As so many flee the violence and crime, it may seem strange that others are literally putting down roots. A recent study revealed that Camden's gardens may be the fastest growing in the country. The city needs fresh food, and residents are doing what it takes to grow it. It's part of the untold story of Camden: a story in which the residents of this blighted city are the protagonists, quietly working to make Camden a place where, one day, you might want to live. This inspiring article shares more. (13060 reads)


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Take ActionLearn more about urban gardening efforts in your area. If you are lucky enough to have your own garden with fruit trees and/or vegetables, consider ways to share your bounty with the underserved in your community this summer.



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