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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Nature Notes and Our World - an edible garden for people and wildlife

The last week in July was blessed with pleasant temperatures so I was able to go on lunchtime walks.


On the other side of the Farmer's Market area from Grace Garden is another small garden.


This garden is sponsored by Seeds whose mission is to teach respect for life, for the earth and for each other through gardening and growing food.  Located in the heart of Downtown Durham, we are an urban sanctuary focused on promoting principles and practice of sustainable agriculture, organic gardening, food security and environmental steward ship.


Seeds has the following programs: Children's Gardening and Cooking Programs including camps and after school programs that teach about pollinators, growing and cooking food, and making art in the garden; Durham Inner-city Gardeners (DIG) which empowers teens by teaching organic gardening, sound business practices, healthy food choices and food security values. The program emphasizes sustainable living and growing practices, ecological balance, and the natural recycling of organic materials for plant health and nourishment; Seeds Community Gardeners - a program with 30 garden plots available for lease.


For more information the seeds website can be visited by clicking here.  I like the way the sign at the small seeds garden in the Durham, NC Park says that the garden is for everyone (wildlife and people) to enjoy. I'll have to be sure to get some grapes after they ripen. The wildlife doesn't need permission but I like the fact that they are included on the sign.


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Rambling Woods said...

Oh I just love this.... All of it ... For wildlife and people... Wonderful!..... Michelle

Anonymous said...

What a delightful place!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots from garden.

EG CameraGirl said...

Great idea! Way to go, people of Durham!

eileeninmd said...

What a wonderful garden for all to enjoy! The grapes look delicious! Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

Fun60 said...

What a lovely garden for all to enjoy.

Photo Cache said...

What a great program and garden. I like sustainable gardening in urban areas.

carol l mckenna said...

How wonderful for you to have this lunch place that is so beautiful ~ great shots for OWT ~

artmusedog and carol ( A Creative Harbor

Pat said...

A great idea. I love the signs.

Penelope Postcards said...

What a worthwhile project … there is so much goodness in the natural unprocessed food that is around us. There is nothing healthier, sweeter or juicer than a fully ripened grape!

Pearl said...

darn, I was in Durham on a day trip and didn't know about it. a great initiative.

Maria Gagliano said...

WOW those grapes look so good. Great pic

Felicia said...

That looks like a wonderful place and so nice they let you eat the fruit.


A very inviting peaceful wonderful world! Thanks for sharing. These images are calming!

Carole M. said...

very 'catchy' logo/theme for this garden

Julie said...

What a wonderful place to go to on a lovely day :)

I miss doing PH and I miss you guys more. I should be back soon.

YTSL said...

I like the concept of a Garden of Eating. When I lived in Tanzania, most people used their gardens to grow edibles. I think they'd consider flower gardens to be such a waste of land! ;)

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this idea. What a wonderful idea and beautiful photos of this great place. In total admiration of both the place and your photos (love the name of the garden!)


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