“You can learn a lot from companion plants. Rue, also known as herb-of-grace, thrives in dry conditions. But it cannot tolerate basil, which inhibits its growth. “Both are beautiful in their own right and have their own qualities and gifts for the garden,” said Clare Hanrahan, coordinator of Elder & Sage community gardens, a guerrilla gardening group. “It’s just the same way with people who come forward, who are attracted to a space to nurture life on a gravel lot.””
Read the whole article, Near ‘Pit of Despair,’ seniors plant ‘Garden of Hope’y here.
Learn more about Clare Hanrahan’s project, Elder & Sage Community Gardens, here.