Imagine yourself walking through the gates on a warm, July afternoon...
As you journey down the mulched path, nasturtiums, daisies, pansies, sedum, daylilies, offer themselves as a scented "Hello!" You stoop down to touch the leaf of a flower you have never seen before. As you rise, you see an older gentleman weeding his garden. You notice from afar peppers and tomatoes growing in his plot. Your eyes then follow the tingle in your ear as you hear the sound of laughter from the children hula-hooping in the grass to your right. Later today others will find themselves in child's pose as they enjoy a community yoga class.
As you turn left down another path, you can't help but notice the array of sunflowers and the beautiful, yellow, finches fluttering from flower to flower. Look at how tall those sunflowers are! And so many different colors and sizes! Then, you realize the same could be said of the people tending their gardens. The woman with the three small children appears to be Japanese. The man watering the garden behind you could be Mexican and is most definitely speaking Spanish. The African American presence is dominant...yet the hues of their skin are caramel, mahogany, almost bronze...some the same color of the soil they are working. A Hmong woman approaches you with a heavily-accented "ha-lo." She smiles as she extends to you what you believe is a cucumber, yet you have never seen one quite like this before. A sudden, gentle, afternoon breeze draws your attention to a young, white, couple preparing brats on one of the garden grills.
Your head is spinning! So much to see! So much for your senses to take in!
It is all so wonderful!
May 20, 2013
Alice's Garden is a two-acre, urban, community garden in Milwaukee, WI, nurturing families and organizations to restore cultural/family traditions connected to land & food.
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There is so much for your senses to take in at Alice's Garden. It is all so wonderful! Welcome! All programs and events are offered free, at no cost to program participants, unless otherwise indicated. Check out our programs or click here for our 2012 program guide.