Archive | October 2012

Rooftop Gardening Done Right

Atop Elgin Community College’s first floor rooftops, I found these lovely (and quite large) student-led gardens just outside the new Humanities lunchroom.  Apparently, the horticulture students maintain the plantings, and the culinary students use the produce in their cuisine.  What a lovely idea!
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And, of course, it is a serene view when I am scarfing my Lean Cuisine between classes.

Succulent at Mariano’s

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I picked up this interesting succulent at the new local grocery store Mariano’s. This little guy was pricey, but I’ve never seen the like: fuzzy purpley-green “leaves” with orange flowers.

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