The Soradofarm scheme is putting gardens on top of Japanese railway stations so busy train commuters can grow their own vegetables. There are now five train stations in Japan involved in the garden allotment initiative.
Anyone -- farmers and non-farmers -- can use the gardens. Each user must pay a fee every year and are then allowed to use a three meter-long section. Users have unlimited access to the garden tools and have the option to pay more if they would like their plots weeded regularly.
The train-top gardens give busy commuters the chance to partake in the ritual of home gardening. By making it a communal activity, a sense of community is reinforced. Not to mention the added bonus of promoting locally grown produce. When it comes to this gardening train station revolution, I'm all aboard!
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