Saturday, August 8, 2009

Vegetables & the City

Posted By on Sat, Aug 8, 2009 at 8:35 PM

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Spotted last summer in the alley behind the Flyer’s building was a tomato plant — a fantastic plant bearing some 30 tomatoes.

My coworker Brenda waited patiently for someone to pick them, and when that never happened, she plucked the fruits herself.

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And earlier this summer, Brenda noticed a lone corn stalk sporting an ear of corn on Wagner Place.

Brenda’s theory is that both these plants were the result of the bird/seed circle of life. I, on the other hand am so head-deep in pop-culture ephemera, I thought, guerrilla gardening!

So who’s right on this? Honestly, unless someone fesses up to planting the tomatoes and corn, I can’t say … but, stay tuned, this one is a two-parter.

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