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How Do You Get Your Green?

My participation in this year's Park(ing) Day has really got me thinking about the lack of green spaces in urban areas. Growing up in the country, it never really occurred to me that some people just don't have access to the green grass I was so tangibly familiar with. While there are a handful of wonderful parks in San Francisco to visit, including the vast Golden Gate Park, they simply can't compete with opening your back door to a canopy of trees and plants. Tell me, how is it that you get your fill of green space?

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CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
I live in a small town (near a big one) in Norway. I have blueberries on one side of the apartment, horses and sheep on another, and a fjord right in front. The city is just 10 minutes away. I get the best of both worlds.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i do have a backyard but i chose other because the place i hang out the most is the cottage! i don't go in the backyard too much anymore, just to BBQ...but spend almost all weekends in the summer at the cottage or a music festival or camping!
Deidre Deidre 8 years
Leave the City to go hiking! Also, I'm pretty lucky that SF has some amazing big parks and random little courtyards (South Park is a fav). In large cities, joining organizations like your local chapter of the Sierra Club helps -- they're always organizing fun, free outdoor events.
Leene Leene 8 years
I grew up on a farm and our house was by a lake. Now when I'm in college I live in a apartment. But I live in rather pretty area. There is a river near-by. I was visiting at home last weekend and it was so hard to come back. Snif.
NatashaAlexis NatashaAlexis 8 years
Im surrounded by opean space, but it's not very green where I am in California this time of year. So, I go to local national parks, lots of space to hike with my dog.
Dana18 Dana18 8 years
I live in an apt. But I have a park near me that I so to every other weekend to get my out door fix. So the changing of the leaves will be beautiful to watch. I love fall.
ualili ualili 8 years
I live in the desert where green grass is hard and expensive to come by. We have a small patch we planted in our backyard and surrounded it with gravel and desert plants, but that small patch does wonders to make our space inviting.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
My husband and I have a backyard, but it's rather small, and our dog pretty much ruined all the grass. We're going to plant some new seed soon I hope!
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I moved from a medium sized city to a very small town when I got married in March. We have about one acre total with a generous yard that borders a soybean field on 2 sides. I also ride on the bike path about once a week to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
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