Maggie’s Magic Garden/El Jardín Magíco de Maggie


I’m so excited to be working together with several gente raza in El Barrio to care for a nearly 25-year-old garden!  It has been a while since I have been able to work in a garden outside of my green plants on my window sills.

Estoy bien entusiasmadx en trabajar juntx con varias gente raza en el Barrio en cuidar un jardín que casi cumple 25 años.  Hace tiempo que no puedo trabajar en un jardín fuera de mis plantas al lado de mis ventanas.


Maggie is such an incredible gardener.  She is from Bolivia, and also a long time El Barrio resident, and she and a few others have created this magic garden.  Magic takes lots of work and struggle, and then it comes together in a nature vortex!  We will celebrate those 25 years of work, struggle and magic next year!

Maggie es una jardinera increíble.  Ella es de Bolivia, y hace tiempo que es residente de El Barrio, y ella y unxs cuantxs otros crearon este jardín mágico.  La magia requiere mucho trabajo, y lucha, y entonces se junta en el vórtice de la naturaleza! Vamos a celebrar esos 25 años de trabajo, lucha, y magia el año entrante!



Squash, squash flowers, beets, Bolivian spinach, wild strawberries, raspberries, comfrey on bricks, grapes, peaches becoming ripe before our very eyes!  Fig, cherry, peach, pine trees, roses, hydrangea, many types of mint, basil, rosemary, and now aloe vera from my garden, and young people of color-made murals. Frog musician friends and more on swings.


What a great flowering garden in El Barrio!  

Calabaza, flores de calabaza, remolacha, espinaca boliviana, fresas silvestres, moras, comfrey entre los ladrillos, uvas, duraznos madurando en un instante!  Arboles de higo, cereza, durazno, pino, rosas, hortensia, muchos tipos de menta/yerba buena, albahaca, romero, y ahora sábila de mi jardín, colmenas de abejas, y murales hechos por jovenes de color!  Amigos sapos músicos y más en columpios.

Que jardín floreciente bakano en el Barrio!  



2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by V Spike Peterson on July 10, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    what sweetness!!

    V Spike Peterson, Professor of International Relations School of Government and Public Policy, Courtesy affiliations with the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, Institute for LGBT Studies, International Studies, and Center for Latin American Studies, University of Arizona,Tucson AZ 85721-0027 USA

    Recent publications: – Towards Queering the Globally Intimate. 2017. *Political Geography* 56 (Jan). – Family Matters: How Queering the Intimate Queers the International. 2014. *International Studies Review* 16, 4: 604-608. – ‘Antagonizing’ the Marriage Debate. 2014. *Hysteria * #4 (Oct). Pp. 33-35. – Sex Matters: A Queer History of Hierarchies. 2014. *International Feminist Journal of Politics* 16, 3 (Sep): 389-409.

    On Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 9:57 AM, Finca del Pueblo’s Blog wrote:

    > fincadelpueblo posted: ” I’m so excited to be working together with > several people in El Barrio to care for a nearly 25 year old garden! It > has been a while since I have been able to work in a garden outside of my > green plants on my window sills. More pictures and stories to ” >



    • Yes, thanks, Spike. Maggie is an incredible woman from Bolivia who has been doing this hard, creative work for 25 years. I can’t wait to add the photos reflecting it!



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