Spring Gillard

Cash Crops

Back in 2004, in a keynote speech for the American Community Gardening Association in Toronto, I pitched a great fundraising idea for compost demonstration gardens. These education gardens were scattered around North America, many of which were geared to urban agriculture. There‚Äôs no money in food I argued, we should grow grass. And by grass […]

Food, Flying Cars & Foci

I was going through some old files recently and came across the keynote speech I gave at the American Community Gardening Association conference in Toronto in 2004. I had scrawled some notes on index cards that were attached to the original speech. I remember that I had added a few things to my talk after […]