Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Car Dealership Garden

While at a TV commercial shoot for our business client Bruce Bennett Nissan I discovered one of my favorite things - an unexpected edible garden.

Yes, while Renato was running around actually doing work, I was completely distracted by a delightful garden created in a small patch of ground around the side entrance of the service center/parts department.


Yes, surrounded by asphalt, orange cones and passing people sits a tiny blueberry bush, tomatoes, hot peppers and probably a few more things I didn't see. I wonder if customers even realize it's there.

As you may or may not know, I seriously love discovering these kinds of unexpected edible gardens. It proves that you can grow something anywhere. To be honest I think a few of their plants are looking better than mine at the house.


Seriously, how cool is that? It's amazing what can be done in a small space.

Have you run across any unexpected gardens in your neck of the woods? Do you grow edibles in a surprising space?
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  1. I LOVE hearing about food growing in unexpected places. A little soil, sun and water and anything can happen! I was recently in Bend, OR, where I was shown a dynamite urban garden on an urban block, behind a food truck and a bakery. Perfectly convenient for those businesses, who take advantage of whatever is growing and integrate it into their daily specials.

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    1. Yes exactly. That garden in Bend, OR sounds so great. I'm always on the lookout for that kind of thing.

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  2. I love this! I wonder if the employees run out and snack from it at lunchtime- I would :-)

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    1. Right? I totally would do that too . :)

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  3. That is awesome. I went to a new local restaurant and a local farm donated grape tomato plants for there outside patio. It was great. They use the harvest for their salads.

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