January 18, 2013
A Bushwick Community Garden
It's pretty impossible to imagine a community garden, complete with chicken coops and actual chickens, in the midst of a noisy and garbage-strewn main drag in Brooklyn. Yet that's exactly what I pass by every time I walk down Broadway. Perhaps I'm on my way to Mr. Kiwi's organic store, or Little Skips Cafe (or just mayyybe somewhere less hipsterrific... like Family Dollar, or KFC :P)
Either way- a rad group of people took the time to try and better their community by installing this little oasis in the middle of all the chaos. Pretty beautiful, right?
I remember seeing people working in there when I first glimpsed it. I passed by it very slowly, trying to sink in every detail. It looked like such a little utopia that the grimy City could never touch (although you'll see remnants of the City in the pictures- like the graffiti, or the fact that I had to take the pictures through a chain link fence.) I wanted to find out more, but at the time, was too shy to go in and ask how to get involved.
On this day when I happened by, there was no one in the garden. It was locked up, so I did have to take my pictures through the fence. Still. I'm glad it's there. That people care enough to make something like this a reality. It's kind of incredible.
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