Green Zone is an organic vegetable, herb, and flower garden planted in the detritus of wartime consumption: used tires, shopping bags, shoes, and other repurposed containers. The plants are leafy, vines, or develop fruit underground; most flowers are edible. Six of the tires were pulled out of the Woonasquatucket River during the Earth Day cleanup in April 2008.
Sarah Zurier created Green Zone as a wartime garden that takes its name from the government/military district in Baghdad and recalls Victory Gardens and other community gardens. Firehouse 13 residents share its produce.
Visit the Green Zone all summer long at Firehouse 13, 41 Central Street, in Providence. And visit www.greenzonegarden.wordpress.com. The blog looks in depth at Green Zone and other related topics like Victory Gardens, tire gardens, edible landscapes, and the like.