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Thinking Out Loud: Gardening at Patriot Place

Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture / Facebook

Head to the Eastern end of Columbia's Business Loop 70 and you'll find Patriot Place. The Columbia Housing Authority-owned apartments house U.S. veterans who have struggled to maintain their housing. At the back of the property lies a garden.

The 12-beds in this new community garden serve as an source of fresh air, fresh vegetables and stability for Patriot Place's residents. On a recent episode of KBIA's Thinking Out Loud, Carrie Hargrove from the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture talked with a resident veteran and a social worker about the garden's history, its meaning and future plans for a band of urban farmers.

Carrie Hargrove suggests a crop for your 2018 garden that you may not have previously considered planting: peanuts.

These segments originally aired on January 23, 2018.

Listen for new episodes of Thinking Out Loud most Tuesday evenings at 6:30 on KBIA.

Trevor serves as KBIA’s weekday morning host for classical music. He has been involved with local radio since 1990, when he began volunteering as a music and news programmer at KOPN, Columbia's community radio station. Before joining KBIA, Trevor studied social work at Mizzou and earned a masters degree in geography at the University of Alabama. He has worked in community development and in urban and bicycle/pedestrian planning, and recently served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia with his wife, Lisa Groshong. An avid bicycle commuter and jazz fan, Trevor has cycled as far as Colorado and pawed through record bins in three continents.
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