Claiming the Commons – Food for All on Haultain Boulevard

peakmoment | November 20, 2010

Growing Red Raspberries

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

Peak Moment 185: Rainey Hopewell’s crazy idea has ended up feeding a neighborhood and creating community. She and Margot Johnston planted vegetables in the parking strip in front of their house. They offer them free for the taking ? to anyone, anytime ? with messages chalked on the sidewalk noting when particular vegies are ready to pick. Neighboring children and adults are joining in to work on the garden, harvesting fun along with food, and even handing fresh-picked vegies to passers-by.

Claiming the Commons – Food for All on Haultain Boulevard


First Earth: Uncompromising Ecological Architecture (2009)

Capitalism and Other Kids’ Stuff (2005) (must-see)

Born Of The Sun – Egypt (must-see)

Sustainable Food (UCLA Lecture) + Homegrown Revolution

Permaculture around the world + Fairview Gardens Organic Farm nestled in an urban area