Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Green Acres Meets City Livin'


Recently I visited a place that I have passed many times, but never stopped to explore- the Jones Valley Urban Farm.  One of its three locations is smack dab in the middle of downtown Birmingham.  I saw everything from corn , (at least 7 feet tall), melons, zinnias, and even a colorful rooster!   More photos will be posted in the weeks to come.  I chose this photo to give you a feel for the location.  As you can see , it is in close proximity to Park Place, a mixed income development, and the interstate! Please visit their website to see all the wonderful things this urban farm offers to the children and adults of Birmingham. 

8 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like this photo too. The farms are nice and the crops are beautiful and it all takes a lot of work. That is the part you never see.

Abraham Lincoln
—Brookville Daily Photo

D.C. Confidential said...

Nice photo. I love the juxtaposition of agrarian versus urban. Well done! We have several neighborhoods in the city with garden plots. It's kind of nice to see spaces that aren't occupied by glass and concrete.

D said...

I love it! Y'all have obviously had more rain than us recently.

Olivier said...

les jardins de ville, c'est superbe. Cela permet a tout le monde de profiter. Cela manque à Evry je trouve.

Gardens city is beautiful. This allows for everybody to enjoy. This loss of Evry I think.

alice said...

This place is so green! Do you have a lot of rain in Alabama?
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Virginia said...

Last summer we were in a drought all summer with water restrictions. This summer we have had more rain but not a lot. For days it has thundered and carried on every afternoon and we would have very isolated storms (none around my house). Thankfully we got some last night! Birmingham is very green and lush. Lots of trees, shrubbery etc. which surprises visitors. I will continue to feature photos that will let you see how pretty is is.

Ming the Merciless said...

That's what we need in NYC -- urban farms.

I look forward to more photos of the farm.

Dusty Lens said...

loike an urban oasis. We need more of these types of garden plots in our urban areas.