roger doiron video: ‘grow a subversive plot’

HOW REVOLUTIONARY ARE WE FEELING at the moment? If not sufficiently so to occupy Wall Street or another downtown, then what about to occupy our front yards (and side yards and backyards and decks and balconies) with food gardens? In this talk at the TED-Dirigo conference (dirigo is the state motto of Maine, where the conference was held, and means, appropriately, “I lead”), Kitchen Gardeners International founder Roger Doiron proposes we help solve the earth’s biggest problem–food supply–one subversive plot at a time. Are you in?

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  1. Stephanie says:

    This was my second season gardening (I’m new to owning dirt and oh so happy for it). Front yard edibles-I broke it slowly to my neighborhood, yams (beautiful leaves), various peppers, snap peas , a few basil and one Mortgage Lifter tomato. Next year, who knows…….

  2. Greg says:

    Thanks for exposure to the video. Our front yard produces asparagus, strawberries,
    peas, sweet potatos, radishes, lettuce….all tucked in amongst our perennials, trees and shrubs. It’s quiet subversion, with a giant metal chicken sculpture. My attempt of spreading the word includes always bringing a very “Martha” basket of fresh homegrown veggies, backyard eggs, pickles, etc as a gift to whomever we are visiting. The ogles and awes fill me with pride and everyone just lights up. Sharing something so viscerally good inspires everyone.
    Spread the word, and love, and magic, of growing and giving away real food.
    Happy Thanksgiving,

  3. Linda says:

    I’m all in. This year the peppers grew in pots in front, with the rest of the veggies in raised beds in both side yards. Each year I appropriate a little more space for veggies. I’m doing it gradually to help make it a less painful to my husband, a/k/a The Lawn Man. Lucky for him it’s too shady for veggies in the back yard. :)

    1. Margaret says:

      Happy that you like it, Kristine. A very kind reader of A Way to Garden alerted me to it, so that was the tipoff, which I was grateful for myself.

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