Perfect timing for this photo challenge topic. In my last post, I mentioned I had discovered and photographed a huge urban community garden and that I would be posting on it in the near future.
And green this garden was.
Despite getting an official ‘winter’ in this part of China (Nanjing winter temperatures will hover just above the freezing point with possibly one or two snowfalls in the mix), mid-November still sees a lot of garden activity. Food production is in full swing, and as shown in my last post, bees are still out collecting nectar and pollen.
The garden in question surrounds a small, likely man-made, lake. Along one edge of the lake is busy Xianlin (仙林) Avenue with a lovely walking path as well as one of the metro lines running parallel. There is a large complex of high-rise apartment buildings on the other side of the lake. It is the largest community garden space I’ve run across in any country I’ve visited so far. I’d be curious to find out how many individual plots there are.
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