Regreening the Medina

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The medina, the old town of Marrakech, Morocco, was once known as "the garden city of North Africa." Private homes had lush courtyards; orchards, grapevines and trees filled the city streets. But as the population grew, the gardens made way for shops and houses. But there's a new movement to bring back the gardens of the medina. Clark Boyd reports.