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Urban Ecology - Around the Arch
December 2010 Issue
Kevin O’Neil (left) and his 3-year-old son Tiger stopped at Park(ing) Day during their morning jog. Tiger was most interested in the chickens that George Boggs (shaking hands with O’Neil), a graduate student in the College Of Education, brought for the day. Photo by Peter Frey. Visitors to downtown Athens found more than cars crowding the on-street spaces one Friday in September. At the intersection of Broad Street and College Avenue, two spots were taken up by fresh vegetables and herbs. The roadside garden, created by UGA students and local nonprofit organizations, was part of Park(ing) Day, a national event launched in San Francisco in 2005 to emphasize the need for more urban open space. “The goal was to inspire conversation about what public green space is and what it can consist of,” says Craig Page (AB ’07), director of local nonprofit P.L.A.C.E. (Promoting Local Agriculture & Cultural Experience). “We liked the idea of a garden right outside the kitchen …
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