This poem is being tended to by Food and Racial Equity (F.A.R.E.) Collective at NYU.
“A Small Needful Fact
Is that Eric Garner worked
for some time for the Parks and Rec.
Horticultural Department, which means,
perhaps, that with his very large hands,
perhaps, in all likelihood,
he put gently into the earth
some plants which, most likely,
some of them, in all likelihood,
continue to grow, continue
to do what such plants do, like house
and feed small and necessary creatures,
like being pleasant to touch and smell,
like converting sunlight
into food, like making it easier
for us to breathe.”
-Ross Gay from “A Small Needful Fact”
Installation featuring Pearly Gates Morning Glories, Little Bell Morning Glories, Colorin, Dutchman’s Laudanum, Ragweed, Kudzu, Nettles, Singapore Daisy, Bejuco Campana, and Sunflower.
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