#3 – Plant Diverse, Useful Heirloom & Native Plants throughout Towns & Cities

     One of three major aspects of Civilian Restoration Corps. will be to create millions of jobs for people to plant & maintain publicly-owned, diverse heirloom & native plant gardens throughout towns & cities from coast to coast— thus replacing “decoratives & water-suckers” (i.e. lawns) throughout urban areas rural towns.

     Imagine what it will be like when people get paid to do this all throughout towns & cities across America:

Sidewalk into food walk

Logistics:

  • Public gardens will be designed & implemented among newly-designated “no spray zones” (pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides, etc.); pest & rodent deterring plants as well as companion planting techniques (i.e. “The 3 Sisters“) will be utilized.  Fruit & nut trees will be planted from cuttings, & watering will be made automated.  A diversity of useful plants, trees, shrubs, & vines will be approved for use by Civilian Restoration Corps., & areas will be planted “to provide each community with a biodiversity large enough to help meet its needs and the needs of passers-by.”

  •  Topsoil will be brought to cities from state & federal lands using the least ecologically-disruptive harvesting methods possible.  Bags of soil (which currently cots ~$5 for 40 lbs.) will be subsidized to be purchased from local hardware stores.

Links to Educational Resources to Help Orchestrate This Section of C.R.C.:

#1.) Efficient Gardening Techniques
#2.) Native Plants, Shrubs, & Trees

#3.) Several Ways This Will Benefit Everyone:

How This is Paid For:

  • $5.5 billion will be paid for by ending the carried interest loophole that allows billionaire hedge fund managers to pay a lower tax rate than nurses and truck drivers. [1]
  • Transferring a percentage of agricultural subsidies

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Let’s Live Better.

   If you liked this section of the platform, you’ll like this Sesame Street song called “Street Garden Cooperation”:

 References:

[1]:  Bernie Sanders, “How Bernie Pays for His Proposals”:   https://berniesanders.com/issues/how-bernie-pays-for-his-proposals/

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