Donna Berman, Executive Director of Charter Oak Cultural Center, explains Beat of the Street’s fresh food program Eats of the Street. “We put these pots on the street and we fill them with organic vegetable plants, and anybody can pick the vegetables when they’re ripe. And we hope that particularly people in need will know they can avail themselves of this free food.” This year, in addition to 25 pots throughout Hartford, Charter Oak added hydroponic gardening.
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In a time when healthy food can be hard to come by for many families, there is effort in Hartford to get fresh vegetables to those who need it most. It’s called “eats of the street”, and it’s a program that’s taken seed, and is growing stronger every day. Photographer/Editor/Writer – Eric Budney