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Green Beginnings

Written by Alex  Alferov
I just walked away from my Madonna, a winter image bathed in purples and golden greens.  The painting was at that stage where I still had a couple of hours before it’s completed. It’s an instinctual thing, a creative hunch.
It usually comes in the late afternoon, a time when I head into the kitchen, open my fridge and figure out what to make for dinner. I’m at a point in my life when vanilla ice cream has been replaced by Brussels sprouts. Good diet advice: Your body can handle only so many Brussels sprouts. With vanilla ice cream, it’s endless.
My culinary adventure suddenly was interrupted by a friendly voice at the door. Helen Leung introduced herself as Hollywood field deputy for Councilman Eric Garcetti, a second-generation Angeleno politician. She handed me a green flier.
Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty! Fountain Avenue Community Garden Planning Meeting. Join us for the first community meeting to discuss plans to build a new community garden…

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