ducks and geese and chicks better scurry

Submitted by Susan Miller on Thu, 05/08/2008 - 08:39.

The locavore movement is growing.

In case you missed these articles in the NYTimes lately, here they are:

Backyards, Beware: An Orchard Wants Your Spot

Urban Farmers’ Crops Go From Vacant Lot to Market

A Chicken on Every Plot, a Coop in Every Backyard

read up!

Imagine adding the sound of a rooster to your neighborhood's morning song!

I remember the kosher chicken place on Coventry and the sound of the chicken truck arriving early in the morning, feathers flying. Balk, balk, balk and then silence. Not for wimped out me - slaughtering chickens or anything. But knowing where your food comes from is better than whatever they shoot into those boned breasts wrapped in plastic at the grocers, eh?

Could the green republic of East Cleveland look like Key West? Does EC have a land bank for potential community garden plots? Are there already community gardens in EC?

Could there be an endless orchard there? How about greenhouses and landscape plant nurseries? What if we got "back to the land" in town? It appears to be happening years after Woodstock.

Imagine asking your neighbor, "What's growing on your roof this season?" Houses could be dubbed, "Zinnia top" or "Tomatohead". You get the idea.

I routinely go to the grocer and ask what local produce is on the shelves today. Yesterday it was Bauman's apples - mutsu - crisp and delicious - and local.

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We're planning to have a chcken coop, but

Thanks for mentioning this - we definitely want to have a chicken coop... but I am concerned about racoons killing them, as we have lots of them around here. Still, I love the idea and expect we'll get to it sooned than later... again, Evelyn is in charge of this.

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