If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that one of my favourite topics centres on plant life, gardens and the like. I seldom get a chance to grow things myself – I think I have moved around too much to have put down literal roots. So rather, like a bee, I tend to flit about visiting others’ growing projects, photographing, reporting, and lavishing praise and admiration on worthy projects.
If you’re interested, I’ve laid out a guide to past posts below, and then followed it with some photos from my first community garden sighting in Nanjing, China.
- Community Gardens in China
- Community Gardens in North America
- Farmers’ Market Recommendations
- Bees Alive! – my bee blog and web site
- My Gardening Endeavours in Southern Quebec
The First Sighting
I’m now living on the northern edge of Nanjing. It’s not exactly countryside, but it certainly isn’t the middle of the city either. This area is rather unlike any Western city I’ve lived in or visited in that where I live is completely surrounded by colleges and universities. Miles and miles of gated campuses. Needless to say, it is rather strange and a topic for another post.
So, the other day, I went walking around outside the gates of my particular campus and happened across a rather charming garden space. It was situated behind a set of very rusty, disused gates. I’m guessing that the space belonged to one of the neighbouring campuses, but was overseen by some minor staff members living on the grounds. I didn’t see anyone working the garden, but it was fairly well tended and organized. Enjoy the photos below.