Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Two Coves Community Garden

This is a place of wonder and relaxation. It is a green oasis contained in the midst of the community endlessly bustling around it. Trucks and cars whiz by, some slowing down to view the riot of colors provided by  flowers. Kids wander home from school and, whether they know it or not, are influenced by the beauty provided by their neighbors. These are neighbors who have come together to form something very special. This is not a park, though the Parks Dept. has provided some welcome support such as drinking fountains and a few benches. This is not a project promoting exclusivity but rather one that offers a chance for people from the surrounding blocks to create a synchronicity of cultivation. All of these unique urban farmers, some highly experienced and some who are, for the very first time, plunging their hands into fresh soil, find themselves on a mission: growing things that they can  take pride in, display as centerpieces, and serve as fresh produce that they personally have a relationship with.

Two Coves opens doors where none existed before. Communication amongst its members is as precious a commodity as the foodstuffs they place on their tables. Fall is upon us and Winter is on the way so the garden will soon begin to sleep and replenish itself. Come the Spring, life will begin reassert itself again with new greenery, and the air will fill with the scent of renewal. Together then, we will all move forward, growing together, sharing an experience of incredible depth and fulfillment.

Evaluation: Extraordinarily sincere!


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