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Where could I start implementing this edible landscape idea in my town?

I support Pam!

Who do I talk to, where can I find support, where do I pull my resources from?

Etc, etc. Please, I am interested in implementing this idea, but it sounds like I'd have to be some person with great influence or political status, which I have none of.

I live near the big city and I wonder if this could work in big cities as well?

UPDATE: Thanks mary for introducing me the the 17 tips for Activists. Here is a link for those interested in inspiring change around them.



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    Aug 12 2012: I've got a small issue with Pam's idea. Would the usage of water increase after planting so many plants?

    I am sure they have a great plan for it, but how to have enough water to water plants all year round?

    Is Pam's town next to a river or great aquafer?
    • Aug 12 2012: Water usage would most likely increase. That is the reason public buildings have those prickly plants, they are drought resistant and take very little water to maintain once established whereas crops take large amounts of both water and fertilizer.
      The local council probably won't have room in the budget to accommodate these costs so it will need to be privately supported (either yourself, sponsorship's from local businesses that want to help "Go Green" or fundraising initiatives).
      Not every area will be suited to all kinds of crops, ask around to find out which crops are best when. Don't rule out using hot houses if you live in cold environments.
      Even if fruit and veg. are ruled out there may still be alternative produce that can live in your environment and within your water restrictions, although it may do to keep in mind that local farmers (who are probably feeling the pinch already) can be further impacted if the local town starts doing his job for free.
      • Aug 13 2012: Rather than take away business from local farmers, I'd like to think that planting edible gardens would mean that more people learn the value of fresh food, change their eating habits, and support their local farms.

        As for crop ideas, here's a list of vegetables that grow well in hot, dry climates: http://www.ehow.com/list_6457031_vegetables-well-dry-hot-temperatures.html. Also, I can personally attest that leafy greens do well in dry climates. My region is suffering a drought, and yet my garden is bursting with Kale.

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