Back in February, we learned that Provo used to be known at the “Garden City.” Perhaps a more accurate name would be the Vegetable Garden City.
While I was wandering around at the Freedom Festival a few days ago, I noticed that the landscaping around the historic courthouse included a number of vegetable plants. I knew Provo had vegetable gardens at city hall, but I didn’t know about the ones in the pictures below.
I haven’t had time to check and see what happens to the produce from these plants, but it’s nonetheless an exciting part of the city because it shows that landscaping can serve multiple purposes; these plants don’t just look nice, they’ll also feed people. Why doesn’t all landscaping include edible plants?
However, even if that isn’t the case, people in Provo should take pride in the fact that their city is leading the charge toward urban food cultivation. As usual (of late), Provo has managed to be efficient, resourceful, and beautiful.