I trotted down to Union Square this morning to visit Andrea’s gloriously tiny, fire-escape garden. On the small (8’x4’ maybe) iron platform, she’s found space for basil, foxglove, thai chilis, rosemary, a blueberry bush, avocado and orange trees, strawberries, tomatoes…and even two small kitchen stools for sitting and chatting!
And yes, it’s still a fully accessible, functioning fire escape :)
Andrea has sharpened her small-space, urban-gardening skills as the manager of the ingenious indoor garden of a local (and committed to locally-grown food) restaurant, but more about that later!
We’ll be following Andrea’s story of a garden-demolished-and-rebuilt throughout the summer, but her fire escape made me so happy, I needed to post a photo or two for continued inspiration!