Today was our volunteer day and so I aided the Gowanus Canal Conservancy in planting and installing a wildflower corridor on 9th Street. It was great to be able to work on a project which took the initiative to add some beauty to Brooklyn. So many pedestrains walking by commented on how beautiful the planters looked on the streets and many residents of 9th Street were equally excited. One lady who had lived in a house there for several decades kept telling us how happy she was to have the wildflowers in front of her house and that we had made her day. It felt really great to see everyone's excitement and interest in the project. The panoramic video I chose to post shows 9th street after we had finished with the planting. I thought it was effective at showing the influence in which just a little bit of greenery can have on a street. To me, the vegetation made the street blocks more welcoming. I also though it was great how the entire community was involved as residents of the street had agreed to take care of the plants by watering and weeding them. Overall, I was really happy that I was able to partake in this initiative!
Unfortunately, I was not able to make the bike-riding trip at the Rockaways however, on my way back I had the chance to stop by Prospect Park again. I took a panoramic film of the park today because it was such a contrast to yesterday's trip when the park was almost empty due to the rainy weather. Visiting the park on a sunny Saturday, I was able to see the park occupied and full of barbecues, children playing, parties and picnics taking place, sports being played, etc. Even though Prospect Park can be even more full during the summer months, it was such a drastic difference visiting the park yesterday and today, so it was something I wanted to share.