Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Slow Gardening

"Slow, Easy, Cheap and Green" is the title of this article that recounts horticulturist Felder Rushing's Slow Gardening (think Slow Food) philosophy. A quote from the article exemplifies his approach:
 "In the distance, a mower could be heard running at a neighbor's home, a low buzz cutting through the quiet. Mr Rushing...looked at his grassless yard and smiled, 'I'm sitting out in the sun like a fat old lizard, and they're sweating and huffing and puffing.'"
Here in Marin, we can all certainly embrace this idea of replacing lawn with low water, low maintenance landscaping!!

The main tenet of Slow Gardening is that anyone can do it, even if it's just growing lettuce in a pot.  So read the article, grow some food, and share it with your neighbors through Marin Open Garden Project's weekly harvest exchange starting May 9th in Mill Valley.


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