April did bring in the showers that's for sure, but there were a few beautiful days such as Easter Sunday. I ended up walking around my neighborhood to discover my new favorite place: Greene Acres Community Garden. It is right across the street from Bedford Hill (my coffeeshop), the past few weeks I have been sitting in the garden during my 4pm slump break (what work from home folks do).
The garden encompasses five lots containing numerous ornamental plantings and a wide variety of vegetables – including tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, peppers and squash. Maintained by a large, active group of local residents, Greene Acres features numerous innovations that make the garden a model of sustainability. For example, a rainwater collection system not only provides a renewable source of water that helps with overall garden maintenance, but also supports a goldfish pond surrounded by annuals.
I have my mom and sisters to thank for my love of gardens, I think my first memory was really playing in my late grandparents backyard. They had houses in Virginia, New Jersey, and Westbury. Being a city girl, I am grateful to had that experience of not just playing outside in the court but also having the experiencing of a backyard.
Visiting my grandparents was the best! On top of the backyard they had a pool table in their house! My grandmother would have spaghetti ready to eat while sneaking $10 in my pocket lol. And my grandfather always used to let me win at pool, he also had the VHS of the Star Wars Trilogy that we used to watch often :)
Graduating made me think about my grandparents ALOT since they were present when I received my bachelor's at FIT. I'll be honest, during the last few weeks of graduation, it made me sad they didn't physically see me graduate but I know spiritually they do, so I'm grateful for that and grateful for the lovely memories I have of them. Thank you Nana & Popi!
Now I'm stoked I have a garden that is so close to me, I mean soaking in the spring weather with an iced coffee in tow is paradise to me :)
The Greene Acres Community Garden is located between Franklin and Greene avenues.
With May being here, means new posts! This week: Akua Harris-Cosplay Whisperer & Plant Apothecary review!