Saturday, May 17, 2008

Gardens and farmland

As I learned today, there is a working farm in Boston: Allendale farm. Erik and I got some lunch at the diner in Cleveland Circle, then walked there. It's about 3 miles away, but it feels like a whole different world. You go from urban to suburban to... farm. The farm has a small selection of organic fruits and vegetables, and also a pretty extensive nursery. Erik bought some flowers for his garden plot, which is maybe half a mile away. Lars Anderson Park, where Erik's plot is located, is really beautiful, particularly at this time of year because all the trees are in bloom. His plot is mostly dirt right now, and I helped him plant some of the flowers. Our original plan was to get lunch, walk there, and walk back, but Erik ended up coming over a little later than expected (was listening to music and missed the stop), so we called a cab home. I'm about to head over to Diane's, then Sarah's. It's shaping up to be a pretty social day, so I am looking forward to just relaxing tomorrow.

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