Continuing with our theme of urban sustainability, here is an interesting article from The Providence Journal about a woman who farms 1/4 acre right in the middle of Providence Rhode Island. From the article:
For eight years, Hastings has farmed this fertile patch between her house and the house next door. It was an empty lot when she moved in, weed-choked and partly asphalt-covered. Junk cars rusted into the ground. A dump- truck-full of rocks had to be sifted out and carted away, a job that occupied many hands and consumed an entire summer.
But tests showed the soil was uncontaminated, and with enhancements and undying attention, Hastings has made it bountiful.
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