Editor’s note: This article originally ran on Sept. 11, 2012. Here’s an update from Greenberg:
This year, I’m once again cobbling a September meal from my Ground Zero garden. I have snapper blues that my son and I caught at the Magnolia pier in Long Beach (though the town was still beat up and bruised by Sandy). I have lots of Ground Zero garden-grown Mexico midget tomatoes for a salad and a jar of preserved grape leaves from my single bottle winery which I call Chateau Nul. I had planned to make another bottle of Chateau Nul this year through my friend Christopher Nicolson at Red Hook Winery, but the birds unfortunately ate all the grapes in a midnight raid. But the biggest raid that didn’t happen was my co-op board’s threat to dismantle the garden entirely. They ran out of money fixing the other terraces in the building so the Ground Zero garden lives on for another year.
My plans for 2014 include mushrooms, currants, and maybe that long sought after tilapia in a barrel.
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