WHY NOT PLANT FOOD?
We love growing food and we've found that people like flowers but they LOVE food. Designing a new garden in the Carroll Garden's neighborhood of Brooklyn we found a big side yard full of nothing but turf grass so... why not grow food??
Our client enjoys spinach, blueberry and kale in their breakfast smoothies straight from the garden while our community members keeps track of the garden's progress from the sidewalk. One elderly gentlemen has a lot of advice on tomatoes growing for us (if entirely in Italian!), a local nanny with her toddler in tow is keeping a very close eye on the cucumber crop and many folks are excited to ask after the herbs, strawberries, kale or blueberry crop. We love when the beauty of a garden generates conversation and ends up on the kitchen table!