Georgic

A poem to agriculture.

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A Georgic for a Forgotten Planet

BY Lynne Sachs | FILED UNDER Brooklyn, Georgic, Places, Words
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This is my film “Georgic for a Forgotten Planet”

I first came upon the word georgic on a cold, winter evening in a cabin at the McDowell Colony in rural New Hampshire. I’d decided to spend two weeks there reading the dictionary in preparation for creating Abecedarium:NYC.  It wasn’t until months later that my dear friend Michele Lowrie, a Latin Classicist, informed me that the word referred to one of the greatest agricultural works of literature ever written, the 2000 year old epic poem by Virgil simply called The Georgics I – V.  Reading it was utterly transportive, like arriving hungry to a field in anticipation of a bountiful harvest. (L. Sachs)

Virgil’s Georgic

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An inspiring gardener from a Brooklyn community garden

BY Lynne Sachs | FILED UNDER Brooklyn, Georgic

A Georgic gardener from Brooklyn

This woman features in my GEORGIC cine poem.  Her reverie on  planting kept me going during the making of the film. I met her two years ago when I was shooting in the community garden at 4th Avenue and Baltic in Brooklyn.  She talked about her garden as if it were her best friend. I tried to find her a few weeks later by asking people in the garden who she was and nobody could identify her.  Recently, my husband Mark saw her picture on this billboard. I still do not know her name, but I do adore her hair, as it reminds me of the roots of a tree.   I am sad to say that the garden itself is gone. They paved over paradise, just like the song.    Lynne

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GEORGIC – an homage to what used to be

BY kaytconti | FILED UNDER Georgic, Manhattan

YouTube Preview ImageBattery Park City is one of Manhattan’s most picturesque locations. It’s also one of the most synthetic. The carefully crafted promenade, parks, and plazas comprise an area of New York that’s undeniably gorgeous. Yet, somehow, the well-groomed gardens and lawns remind me that centuries ago Manhattan was untouched- its flora and fauna chaotic and beautiful in their original habitat. Today BPC represents the antithesis of that ideal. It is man-made nature, and still there is no denying that it’s beautiful in its artificiality.

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A Georgic Lunch in Queens

BY taxikin | FILED UNDER Georgic, Queens
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In New York City, agriculture takes on a whole new meaning in the urban landscape. Agriculture is not found in fields, but in apartments in the form of plants and food. The roots of co-op’s and community gardens lie in the kitchens of the city’s elders, who feed us and raise us and preserve memory of simpler times past. When I think of urban agriculture, I think of my grandmother who never runs out of things to say and would never turn down a hungry mouth to feed.

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Georgic!

BY wml230 | FILED UNDER Definition, Georgic, Information, Manhattan, Places, Words

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An brief exploration into georgicism (made up word).

geor•gic |’jôrjik|
noun
1 a poem or book dealing with agriculture or rural topics.

2 disambiguation: a short film by Wei-Ming Lam shot in upstate New York on the Appalachian Trail (Metro North stop) and on location in Manhattan on the lower west side.

adjective – poetic/literary
rustic; pastoral

-Oxford American Dictionaires

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Georgic

BY newontology | FILED UNDER Georgic, Manhattan
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East Village NYC. Created by Tristan Nash

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Georgic: Food Co-op… CONTINUED!

BY unusualstudent | FILED UNDER Brooklyn, Georgic, Places, Words
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Georgic: “Rise of the Flowers”

BY beauchat | FILED UNDER Georgic, Words

Rise of the Flowers

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Georgic: The Park Slope Food Coop

BY unusualstudent | FILED UNDER Brooklyn, Georgic, Places, Words

Park Slope Food Coop

The food co-op ! what wonderful place
The food co-op! It ain’t no passing craze
IT MEANS FREASH FOOD FOR THE REST OF YOUR DAYS
ITS OUR PROBLEM FREE
SUPERMARKET
The food co-op

FOOD CO-OP! FOOD CO-OP!
FOOD CO-OP! FOOD CO-OP!
FOOD CO-OP! FOOD CO-OP!
FOOD CO-OP! FOOD-

IT MEAN ORGANIC FROM THE LOCAL FARMS
Its our chemical free
Established in 1973….

The food co-op
I say “food”
I say “co-op”

FOOD COOP FOOD COOP FOOD COOP… APPLES, YOGURT, WHOLE GRAINS, CATFISH, COTTAGE CHEESE, ASPARAGUS, FIGS, LEGUMES, AND BRUSSEL SPROUTS….

THE FOOD CO-OP!

food co-op

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Georgic: Sakura

BY unusualstudent | FILED UNDER Brooklyn, Georgic, Places, Words

I never really liked flowers that much
The daisies always seeming too happy
The fragile roses poisoning my touch
All much too big or yet too small to see
But in Park Slope there seems another lot
All pink and white and growing in their crowds
And even dying I see that they’ve got
A sort of charm as petals fall in clouds
Colours against the sky are shocking still
In contrast yet in perfect harmony
Growing when it’s warm yet there’s still a chill
Their beauty comes from their simplicity
Dying and floating down to where we stand
Make a wish on the petal in your hand

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