As I’ve mentioned on twitter, my community garden plot is set to be bulldozed on Monday morning, to make way for some new high-density housing for graduate students at UC Irvine. That the current on-campus housing is already under-occupied is not a concern to those who have made this plan, I suppose. That our garden has been on this ground since the 1970s only makes is easier to put on the chopping block (many newer buildings are also being dozed). I don’t know if I’ll ever invest my heart so deeply in a plot of earth again.
The slideshow below is mostly from my garden, with a few images from other gardens that I love, too. I’ll be capturing whatever other photos I can over the next day or so as I clean out my plot, and post them here.
If you are so inclined, I really would love some garden poetry in the comments below this post. I am needing that right now.