A Garden Grows in the Bronx
WIn an unassuming lot on the edge of the Rose Hill campus, eight raised beds of soil provide the perfect growing environment for a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables.
St. Rose’s Garden was started in April 2012 by Fordham doctoral candidate Jason Aloisio, and today it serves as a living laboratory and social space for students who aren’t afraid to get a little dirt under their fingernails.
On Aug. 29th, the weekly work party harvested purple broccoli, red cabbage, lettuce, asparagus, dinosaur kale, watermelon, orange fantasia chard, crimson tomato, fennel, beets, spinach, pimento sweet peppers, midnight zucchini, and peas. The bounty is shared by volunteers and has been sold at “farmers’ markets” on the Rose Hill campus.
Photos by Bruce Gilbert