1/29/2007

Thinking Spring, still...

During the course of the past month a few influences have been converging. Vermont trip, garden and just recently this article - Unhappy Meals by Michael Pollan. On top of this, had the opportunity to spend some time with Samina Raja last week. Saw this post card on her office bulletin board at UB's School of Architecture and Planning.
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Samina passed along a copy Food For Growth: A Community Food System Plan for Buffalo's West Side (2003). It's a joint Massachusetts Avenue Project and UB planning collaboration. I've archived the full 164 page report - right here (link to .pdf file). Good material here for what is most likely going to called the Queen City Farm over at 194 East Utica.
Somehow this combination of recent influences and stuff that's been resonating for a long time is merging. Older material weaves its way back to the writing and work of poet/farmer Wendell Berry. One of my favorite Wendell Berry quotations...
It maybe when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work. And that when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.
Slight detour, I know. fixB readers are going to get something about gardening, probably on a regular basis. Coldest part of the winter, yet spring is less than 60 days away...
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2 comments:

Kevin Hayes said...

David,

Urban Roots isn't just an idea and a pretty postcard - it's a member-owned cooperative garden center. Going to open at Rhode Island and Utica in April.

Check out www.urbanroots.org.

fix buffalo said...

Kevin,

You're the second person calling this to my attention today. Thanks.

I didn't know there was a connection between the pretty post card and this program. Thanks...