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Good Food Garden: Love It or Hate It?

While attending the country's first-ever Slow Food Nation this weekend, I came across the Good Food Garden structure that the Food Network and the Share Our Strength unveiled just a week ago.

While I love the fact that Teich Garden Systems, which built the garden, designed it for everything from schoolyards to backyards, I also wonder if it's really necessary to have a special gardening platform, since people have been planting gardens for hundreds of years without them. What do you think of the Good Food Garden?

lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
Everyone should have one!
insanitypepper insanitypepper 9 years
The soil in my area is bad, so I already do my gardening in containers. Fortunately the only pest who eats my plants is my cat. But if I had bunnies or deer and didn't already have a ton of pots, I'd consider building one of these.
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
We totally need something like this. We have a raised bed, but its open and omg the squirrels run rampant and we have to chase them out constantly. This might help a ton.
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 9 years
It looks good. I agree with the others that it would keep unwanted animals from eating any produce.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 9 years
I think it's great. As somone else mentioned, it'd be great for keeping the critters out. Maybe not entirely neccessary, but it'd be nice to have.
aanyanka aanyanka 9 years
I love it. I've been considering building something similar for my own garden because I have about a dozen deer that make their wasy through my yard 2-3 times a day.
lynnypoo lynnypoo 9 years
well i'm not so sure about the separate platform, but the enclosures (with a padlock!)are definitely a good idea, especially if you live in urban areas - where i live at least, ripe homegrown vegetables aren't going to last very long on my garden patch, especially when food prices are soaring...
Rabbit88 Rabbit88 9 years
raised beds always promote more growth.
keiren63 keiren63 9 years
I'd love it...I wouldn't have to yell at the kids to watch where they're kicking balls, running, etc.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I think it's also a good idea :)
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i actually like this idea. i can understand your point about how we've had gardens forever and don't need a 'structure' but i have to admit that at my mom's house - she's had issues with animals who decide that her veggies are their dinner and they just come in through the fence and eat them. i think that this could be a way to get around the bunnies etc coming through.
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 9 years
Oooops...meant to say "critters", plural.;)
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 9 years
This is a great structure. The structure itself will keep out most critter, such as raccoons, rats, etc. The special platform might not be necessary, though. Looks like this is easy to build.
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