My name is Lou Wright, and I’m incredibly excited to be working with Sustainable Flatbush on their projects at the Church Street Communal Garden. As a gardener, a composter, an urban forester, and a Flatbush resident, I hope that I can bring skill and enthusiasm to the work we’ll be doing in the upcoming months. I suppose, then, that this is where I should say a little bit about myself.
I am a Junior in the Environmental Studies and Sustainable Design program at The New School, where my work focuses on urban ecology and architectural design as well as the fields of wetland restoration and urban forestry. I have worked in the Union Square Native Plants garden and am a certified Citizen Pruner thanks to Trees New York. I also helped run and maintain a very large community garden when I was interning at a conservation lobby in Anchorage, Alaska. I’m an active cyclist, and I love hiking, fishing, heavy metal and trees.
So that’s about the score. I look forward to meeting everybody and helping my community out by doing something I love – getting my hands dirty and growin’ stuff.