Urban Gardening for Beginners



Spring is in the air. Today, I made my triumphant return to the Union Square Farmer’s Market.  I was hoping to buy something fresh and green looking but was disappointed to discover that most of what is actually in season right now is potatoes and onions.


Because I had an eye for something green ,  the only thing I could find that I thought I might know how to cook  was some English thyme. I figured the little guy would make a great addition to my tiny garden of 1 orchid.


So with some fresh local bread and a small pot of English Thyme, I went home and started doing research on how I could fit my growing garden somewhere in my little Brooklyn apartment. I stumbled upon Mike Lieberman whose Macgyver-like qualities inspired me to write this.


If there were one human being who embodied all of Brooklyn, he would be it. Combine his affinity for organic and local food, urban gardening, New York accent, and unrelenting soda consumption (despite Mayor Bloomberg’s greatest efforts), and he is Kings County incarnate.  Also, for some reason, he doesn’t wear a shirt.  Makes you wonder if he’s added another G (for gardening, obvi) to Gym, Tan, Laundry…


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