Error message

Image resize threshold of 10 remote images has been reached. Please use fewer remote images.

Heritage Garden

Heritage Garden

Douglas Gayeton for Lexicon of Sustainability

Heritage Garden

Location: Maize Field, Brooklyn, NY

Featuring: Jeff Hutcheson

In the 1600’s the first Dutch settlers of Boerum Hill found themselves amidst Native American maize fields. Nearly four hundred years later those fields have returned. Christina Kelly came across Reginald Bolton’s book, “Indian Paths in the Great Metropolis”. There she found detailed maps of Brooklyn’s historic maize fields. After tracking down heritage seeds consistent with those of the period, she replanted this field with the help of Jeff Hutcheson (a freelance gardener) at what is now the corner of Smith and Bergen in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill neighborhood.

Log in or register to post comments

Posts nearby

Location: Hanson Beeyard, Fort Lupton, Colorado Featuring: Larry, Craig, Gary, and Brian Since 2005 many bee colonies around the globe have mysteriously disappeared. Everything from cellphone... Read more
By The Producer, Feb 28
Featuring: Bill and Nicolette Niman Location: BN Ranch, Marin, CaliforniaThe Niman’s secret for “antibiotic-free” beef production is simple: fresh air, sunshine, and exercise make for healthy... Read more
By Douglas Gayeton, May 19
Location: The Honey House, Ballard Bee Company, Seattle, Washington Featuring: Corky Luster Corky says: “Honey around the entractor, honey on the door, honey on my left boot that is now on the... Read more
By The Producer, May 20