Monday, January 25, 2010

Urban Gardening: Barrio Horseshoe

San Jose, California's Barrio Horseshoe neighborhood, a predominantly low-income Latino area, is the focus of Raul Lozano's efforts to promote urban backyard gardening. Lozano's organization, La Mesa Verde (The Green Table), helps to facilitate organic vegetable gardens in the neighborhood, thematic of a larger national movement toward both self-sufficiency and a healthier diet, both frequently lacking in low-income areas. The project is emblematic of the broad quality of life improvements that can stem from spending time in the garden. See the slideshow at The New York Times.

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