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.
Community volunteers and students made “seed bombs”, a raised garden bed, indoor worm composting and more, complete with free food and music.
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….