NATIONALOBSERVER.COM – Mike Levenston stands over a half-harvested stalk of kale, eyeing the autumnal remnants slowly disintegrating into the soil. It’s a well-known scene for Levenston, an city gardener who has been rising meals and group within the backyard he based, dubbed Metropolis Farmer, for greater than 40 years.
On the time, it was virtually remarkable to develop meals in cities, and gardens weren’t given a lot thought in metropolis planning efforts. Now not: City gardens are thriving worldwide, particularly this yr as pandemic-bound metropolis dwellers have sought sustenance in gardens, parks and different inexperienced areas.
“I’m there seven days every week. It’s the very best place for my household to be in COVID occasions as a result of it’s a backyard with plenty of area,” Levenston mentioned. “We’re busier than ever due to the yard backyard craze. We promote metropolis compost bins (and) persons are choosing them up day by day, and (there) are a whole lot of new gardens (within the metropolis).”
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