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Emily Kniskern (left) and Michael Latsch, with the urban gardening program Seeds For Success, prepare a new garden plot on a vacant lot in Duluth's Hillside neighborhood by digging up the ground and removing the roots and rhizomes of the ubiquitous quack grass. (Photo by Bob King)

Sowing the Seeds of Success

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Everyone has to eat, but how people go about putting food on the table differs from household to household. Concerns about food security, quality, cost and health issues have led to a growing desire for food raised closer to home.


Folks are bringing back traditions that were once integral to life in the Duluth area, with new descriptive names that reflect 21st century twists: urban farmsteading, guerrilla gardening, city chicken tending and crop mobbing.

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