What’s the attraction?

By Phyllis Odessey

2012 was our second year at New Green City.
Our table was crowded.
This year we brought a rice plant and…

LUFFA.
Everyone uses it, but no one could figure out what this long, ridged, light-weight, possible vegetable was?
Cucumber we heard.
Zucchini some people whispered.
Is it real others exclaimed.
Many people with roots in the Caribbean recognized the plant.
In addition, the bicycle blender was a draw.  Jeff Terry helped countless “onlookers” become participants.  Everyone wanted a chance to froth the carrot juice.  But the real juice came from Nick Storrs, our Urban Farmer.

Nick is a people magnet.  People want to talk to him.  Whether it’s questions about farming, about problems in their own garden or the general state of the world, Nick gets to interact with everyone.  A reporter from CBS News was curious about The Learning Garden and we hope to see her in the garden at Randall’s Island soon.

If we missed seeing you at Union Square, be sure to stop by the garden during the next couple of weeks.  There are still eggplant and beans to be picked.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s