Lately on my walks to work I have changed my route and now I travel by the Back Bay Fens. Since I am usually crunched for time I don’t get a chance to wander around this park all that much, but I do get a taste. The Fens is parkland that is part of Boston’s Emerald Necklace located in the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood near Fenway Park, where the Red Sox play. Each morning I meander through the Richard D. Parker Victory Gardens, named after Parker, one of the originators of the gardens. During World War II President Roosevelt encouraged citizens to grow their own veggies. The gardens I wander through were established in 1942 and the Victory Gardens is one of two victory gardens that started during World War II that is still in existence today. Today these private gardens give residents space to grow their own flowers and vegetables. And for me, it starts my day off on the right foot.
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