Once our husband and the journey we stopped in Manhattan, just a couple of days. Then we were on our way to Los Angeles, through the national parks of Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon, and while doing the daily cultural program, we walked through the streets near the hotel.
A keen interest for me as a landscape designer, presents best practices greening the city streets with the use of perennial flowers. And precisely because of these ideas we went to explore the local beds. Particularly interesting as the issue of landscaping is in such a concrete jungle like new York. Surprisingly among the concrete and glass structures there is a lot of places for flower beds and Seating areas.
Not far from your hotel, we found a few not like other parks with flower beds of perennials. But… imagine our surprise when we met a vegetable garden right in the intersection among the busy streets.
At first we could not believe their eyes, a low fence fenced a small area the size of several acres. Inside, there are beds square or rectangular, in the centre they could see a rest area with benches. In the garden busily scurried not poor in appearance Asian. Presumably, the earth is in the center of the city is not small money. Most likely the cultivation of vegetables will not pay for the cost of the station.
Everything fell into place when we reached the entrance to the garden. On the label it reads: Liberty Community Garden In our community gardens.
Only not such as we have plots of several acres, and the mini plots of 1-2 meters.
Very interestingly, in the entrance of the garden available to everyone, you can walk, sit on a bench, taking pictures. The owners are not afraid that the products of their labor will be stolen, as in America, this behavior is not accepted. But, I beg you not to water the plants. Seen willing to take care of the beds too much.