“The Series: We track the progress of Dino Kraniotis and his fellow gardeners at Glover Park Community Garden through the season.”
Urban agriculture is a hot topic on the tips of every-one’s tongues these days, both novices and erudites alike. It’s a way for urbanites to connect to the land, have access to cheaper food, improve health and well-being, and connect with one another. These are just a few reasons why many city dwellers are turning towards community gardening, but represent the crux of the movement.
The Home and Garden section in the Washington Post has a series of documentary films that delineate a couple city farmers experiences cultivating in the Capital. These films are not only aligned with the nation, but represent a growing interest in farming in DC. The People’s Garden kick-off is just the tip of the iceberg lettuce out here. The USDA has more plans for cultivation on government property, or near government property, in the near future. Lets heed the lessons learned and questions asked in these documentaries and keep our senses on alert for future agricultural happenings in and around our Nation’s Capital.