Keeping the Brooklyn Heights Promenade Garden Growing

In a guest column for the Brooklyn Eagle this week, Brooklyn Heights Promenade gardener Jonathan Landsman writes about one of his favorite volunteers:

Brooklyn Eagle: Almost exactly two years ago, I met Grace Gutman, the volunteer with the Promenade Partnership who has the most relentless hand for weed pulling and most years of life experience. “I came to plant pretty things for the spring,” was how she greeted me then.

I know our meeting was two years ago because it is easy to mark time by garden work. We were planting bulbs that day, an autumn task that will begin anew very soon this year. Bulb planting, it turned out, was Grace’s favorite job.

“You anticipate the pleasure they’ll bring. It’s so glorious to go down and see them,” she said. Certainly spring, the time of our tulips and daffodils, is when I see the most cameras pointed at the gardens, including that of one local resident who took more than 300 photos of our bulbs last fall…

…If you’d like to join Grace and our other volunteers to garden this fall, show up at 9 a.m. this Saturday or 9:30 a.m. any Tuesday at the Montague Street Promenade flagpole. Email with questions or to be added to our mailing list.

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