Saturday, December 6, 2008

Vegetables Growing in Unexpected Places

There are very few empty lots in the Dunbar/Point Grey area of Vancouver, but I came across one next to the Pacific Spirit Park. Obviously, someone grew vegetables including pole beans on a support on this empty lot in 2008. It's all a bit scruffy at the end of the season, so it's difficult to determine the other plants that were grown. Was this guerrilla gardening?

This traffic-calming roundabout at 8th and Trimble contains chives. Are there other roundabouts planted with edibles?

The UBC Farm isn't the only area growing food plants at the University of British Columbia. The entrance to the campus bookstore has attractive Swiss chard growing in pots.

1 comment:

Mark Kreider said...

Amy commented to me that when she was in Tokyo she noticed that when the houses were built right up to the sidewalk, if there was any space between the sidewalk and the street, even 8 inches. that space would be filled with pots all growing things. Evidently the polite culture there protects the plants from being vandalized.