29 October 2008

From Seed to Plate

In keeping with my recent obsession with how food grows, I attended a lecture tonight at the library - Alan Branhagen, director of horticulture at Powell Gardens, talking about their Heartland Harvest Garden which, when it's finished next year, will be the nation's largest edible landscape. Twelve acres of an entirely edible landscape. Like Willy Wonka, only better because it's real. I can't wait to visit and see all the edibles myself. (And eat some, too.)

Tonight's event was in conjunction with the Hungry Planet exhibit, currently on display at the Central branch of the public library downtown, in which you can see photographs comparing worldwide food consumption from many different countries. Everything from junk food in the US to ration cards in Cuba. The images are powerful and fascinating.

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