TEDtalks Video: How We Can Eat Our Landscapes.

Via on Dec 12, 2012

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If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

The critters eating your landscaping know what they’re doing.

Instead of high maintenance grass lawns, how about lush gardens that nourish us? Why not planted pots of veggies in front of every store front? Corn stalks (GMO-free) sprouting outside the police station? Fruit trees outside of the doctor’s office—grab an apple on the way out and call me in the morning.

In this humorous TEDtalk, Pam Warhurst tells the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community.

“We’re not doin’ it because we’re bored. We’re doin’ it because we want to start a revolution.”

Ah… The power of small actions.

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About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger lives in Chicagoland with her son, husband and two cats. She loves sunrises, running, yoga, chocolate, and NYR, and has a voracious appetite for comedy. In her spare time, she blogs at myEARTH360.com and LynnHasselberger.com. A "Green Diva" and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr & @myEARTH360) and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.

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