Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of visiting a childhood friend, who has lived in Brooklyn (a borough of New York City) for many years. Right now she is battling cancer and I wanted to send some blog love her way.
She and her husband own their own home. As is the case with many homes in Brooklyn, there is very little space. Can sustainability be possible in that small space? Yes. City homeowners can do a lot with that small space. They may not be able to grow all of their own food, but they can give it a good effort. Yes, it is possible to grow fresh herbs, strawberries, tomatoes, basil, lemon balm, and more in a New York City garden.
Not just trees grow in Brooklyn.
Water in a bird bath in NYC can be quite costly.
My friend only has a limited amount of dirt. In her dirt, she has a rosemary plant, and a fragrant rose. In various containers, she has strawberries and lemon balm.
I wish my friend the best of gardening luck this summer. And it would be great if you would leave a note for her (she reads my blog), too.
Please note: The Sustainability Saturday post for next Saturday will be on Friday instead, since I am beginning another blog challenge on June 2. But it should be back the following Saturday.
Do you have a limited space, like my Brooklyn friend? Are you a city gardener? How, if you do strive for some self-sufficency, do you accomplish that?