Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Church Grows Vegetables

Over the winter, the Dunbar Heights Baptist Church had to dig up around the foundation of its building on Crown Street between 17th and 18th Avenues. Rather than re-landscaping in a nondescript way, they have taken a creative approach. The front of the building facing Crown is a very small space, but it is a friendly space, with paths and benches. The narrow strip along the lane could have been planted unimaginatively with grass or left to grow up in weeds but not so. In early July, you can see evidence of the sunflowers, mixed lettuce, and, as we shall see later, other veggies.

Not all the lettuce got harvested, and by the middle of August, the remaining plants had bolted.
But the green beans and striped squash are ready to eat.

This photo was taken at 7:45 pm, with the sun beginning to go down in the west (left of photo). Isn't this little strip an interesting and surprising asset to the lane?


Laura said...

Now that's a pleasant sight to see! I like when buildings go veg!

Mark Kreider said...

I think planting is an attribute of a good human spirit, an outward expression of hope. What an appropriate place!