City of Gardens!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s official! City Council has unanimously adopted a set of Boulevard Gardening Guidelines! Almost 2 years ago, guidelines were adopted, but only on an interim basis. These new guidelines are for good, and City Bylaws will soon be amended to match. Boulevard gardening is no longer taboo, no longer merely tolerated, but actively encouraged by City Hall. If you are interested in gardening street-side, please give the Boulevard Gardening Guidelines a careful read. Many thanks to Mayor and Council, City staff, and all those who helped grow the guidelines from the ground-up!

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Quiet Riot!

After a mild winter, the Haultain Annex and the Fair Field are popping with street greens! A riotous street-side plant party!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat: Arugula 

Where: Haultain Annex (near the corner of the hedge); Fair Field (close to the bus stop)

Why: Leaves and white flowers can be dropped into a stir fry, or added to salads

How: Break off what you need, there’s plenty! Leave the plant standing, if you please

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat: Chard

Where: Haultain Annex (Asquith side, close to the sidewalk); Fair Field (east end)

Why: Leaves can be chopped into a stir fry, or added to salads

How: Break off a few leaves. Leave the stalk standing, if you please

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat: Oregano 

Where: Haultain Annex (north-easterly corner, b/w the curvy path & the hedge); Fair Field (face the house, & look to the right of the steps)

Why: Add to sauces, soups, salads, whatever – fresh or after drying on your window sill

How: Just pluck or pinch off some leaves

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat: Mint 

Where: Haultain Annex (north end); Fair Field (face the house, look to the left of the steps)

Why: Mojito anyone? Try chewing on a few leaves, just to freshen up!

How: Pick off some leaves, or break off an entire stem

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat: Borage

Where: Haultain Annex and Fair Field (here, there, and everywhere)

Why: Fuzzy blue flowers taste like cucumber, and look great in salads

How: Just pluck off some flowers to take home, or pop ’em in your mouth!