By Meryl Meisler
I visited Bushwick Campus Farm & Greenhouse during the Earth Week Celebration on Thursday April 19th. Bushwick Campus Farm was founded by EcoStation:NY and the four schools of Bushwick Campus (and Boswyck Farms). The farm and greenhouse are working models of sustainable agriculture.
Did you know that Bushwick HS Campus was previously the site of a church cemetery with 1000s of skeletal remains? No wonder it is such fertile ground!
My personal tour guide was gardener/educator Adam Schwartz. Adam (through a tip of our mutual colleague John Napolillo) enticed me to look through my hundreds of Bushwick 80s photos when we co-curated Up From Flames: Mapping Bushwick’s Recovery from 1977-2007 at the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Thus, my personal journey back to Bushwick began….