Saturday, March 10, 2007
In the Brooklyn Botanic Garden all day today, attending the 25th annual Making Brooklyn Bloom: Garden-Wise Greening: Growing Healthy Soil, Food & Community. Joan Dye Gussow was the featured speaker; she gave a fantastic talk on the vital importance of local food, both growing your own and supporting local farmers.
These were the first bees I've seen this year. I don't know what this cute little purple flower is, but spring has sprung, timidly. There were crows, starlings, cardinals, and white throated sparrows in evidence, and then suddenly a dozen fat-bellied robins policing the softening ground. Yes, spring sidles into the borough.