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.

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