Ground Zero Garden


| March / April 2003


Michael Ableman wants to grow more than buildings on the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan. The Goleta, California, farmer and author is thinking apples and herbs and vegetables. His vision of a two- or three-acre urban farm at Ground Zero would include orchards, greenhouses, food markets, space for gardening and cooking classes, and soil and seeds collected from around the world. The farm, he explained in The New York Times, ?would show that we know how to bring forth life and nourishment from the rubble of hate and destruction.?