Electricity Easement Becomes Park to Feed the Hungry

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From the UK town aiming to grow all of its own vegetables to a city park growing food to feed the homeless

But the City of Irvine, California, has a neat take on this—using an easement for electricity powerlines to grow food that is then used to feed the hungry.

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Conceived as a partnership between the Southern California Edison electric utility, the City of Irvine and some community organizations, the site takes 7.5 acres that was formerly weeds and now grows vegetables and fruit trees with the produce being distributed to charities working in the community.

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John of Growing Your Greens takes a closer look at what's growing in the area, and issues a plea to other parks and municipalities to put their land to good use. Anyone know of similar initiatives elsewhere?

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