Sunday, September 2, 2007
On the last day of class, we were taken to the Seattle P-patches. We saw two of them, on opposite sides of the campus. The main difference between the 2 was the lay-out and what was being grown. When more food over flowers and plants are being grown, it's probably because people needed the food to eat. The lay-out just had to do with the community and personal prefrences. Just the concept that they presented really impressed me. The idea of them were ingenious! Not only do they provide a chance for healthy, homegrown food, but they also promote a sense of community and meals for low income people. It was like a haven in the middle of the big city; a garden growing right out of the cement. They are versatile, useful, and good for the people and city. I love the idea of P-patches, and would really push for more of these to pop up not only in Seattle, but also in other cities.