Today I attended the first leg of the Green with Envy guided walking tour of some of Brooklyn's numerous community gardens. Today we visited 10 community gardens in Park Slope and Boerum Hill over 5 hours. Yes, my feet hurt.
I also took hundreds of photos, which will take me a few days to get through. Here's the first batch, from the Brooklyn Bear's Community Garden at Pacific Street and Flatbush Avenue. There are many more on my Flickr site.
The garden occupies a wedge of land at the intersection of Pacific Street and the every-busy Flatbush Avenue. There's an entrance on each side.
Here's a view of the Pacific Street side. The entrance is just past the raging Capmsis radicans, Trumpet Vine, which dominates this fence during the summer.
Here's the entrance on Flatbush Avenue, from outside, and in.
As you enter from Flatbush, the individual plots are to your left.
But also ornamentals.
Common areas are devoted to ornamental plantings. They're attractive to all kinds of insects, which satisfy the vegetables' needs for pollination. View these flower portraits in their larger sizes to see which insects they're attracting.
I also had the pleasure of meeting two fellow Flickrites: luluinnyc and mayotic. I'm looking forward to seeing their shots of today's tour.
Related ContentGreen With Envy Tour of Brooklyn Community Gardens, July 12 and 26
Brooklyn Bear's Community Garden, February 13, 2008
All my photos of this garden (Flickr set)