A couple weeks ago – on Sunday, March 28th, to be exact – Gregg & I triked over the Manhattan Bridge to Kensington (Brooklyn) to help kick off the Prospect Avenue Farm. The event announcement said to bring rakes and shovels…and it’s pretty hard to balance rakes and shovels while riding a two-wheeler…so we figured we’d travel by trike!
About 100 people showed up to clear brush, prep terraces for planting, and create an area for composting. Tom Angotti – who owns the steeply sloped farm-to-be abutting the Seeley Street Bridge – is currently getting the soil tested, and planning a CSA for next year. Community composting is in the works, as is another work day: Sunday, April 18th, from 9am to 1pm. (Write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.)
Here’s to community involvement, organic transport, and growing food where you live!