I'm 36 and started gardening at the age of 20. My parents kept a tidy little yard, roses, grapevines that interested in, as a kid. I dropped out of college and joined an Americorps program that built and maintained community gardens around NY, inspired by the notion that I could help change the physical space around me. I am from Brooklyn, near the beach, and credit the wide open space my friends and I took advantage of, growing up, for keeping me sane. I firmly believed that people would treat each other with more kindness if they just had more beautiful, uncrowded places to just be. I find it interesting that people view gardening as an expensive endeavor. When I started, I was struck by the abundance of cheap stuff I could use to transform my space. Seed packets, junky old pots, soil from the hardware store...
Where Are the Gen X & Y Gardeners? The Gardenist
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