Pelham Organics Garden

Wanda Hayes is exactly the kind of neighbor you want to have: when you stop by – friend or stranger – her small garden at NYCHA’s Pelham Parkway Houses in the Pelham Parkway neighborhood in the Bronx she will make sure you don’t walk away empty handed. So skilled is she at tending her produce she gives away the food she grows to anyone that stops by. She’s always enjoyed growing cucumbers and tomatoes, but lots of passersby ask her for hot peppers and this year’s crop (of which you are enjoying a sample) was a bumper.