Last weekend while my son A was at Lacrosse camp in LA, my husband and I went to the Santa Monica Farmer's Market. The Farmer's Market was a disappointment maybe because it was winter and the selection of vegetable was limited. It was also way smaller in size than I expected. But all was not lost, I was so excited to see the Santa Monica Community Garden across the road. I have always read about community gardens in magazines and on blogs but never actually been to one until that day.
I was hoping to see different ethic gardens but I did not. Again it was because it is winter and not much is growing. Actually, many garden plots had not been cleared of fall plants which had continue to grow because of the mild climate. Nevertheless, I was very happy to see the community garden. I love the fact that people get to garden even in urban surrounding. Otherwise vacant land put to good use. I imagine the mutual admiration of plants, the sharing of seeds and seedlings, and lastly the squabbles that ensures in shared spaces.....LOL!! A mini UN so to say. In my mind's eye I saw, long beans on trellises, unusual eggplants, gourds, bitter melons, unusual herbs and glorious flowers. I want to garden in a community garden!!! Surrounded by plants and people who love gardening like I do. What could be better.