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About Chuck

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I learned to garden growing up in Morrisania, a neighborhood in the Bronx, and it was the best thing that could have happened to a kid in a a city. It led to a rewarding green career and I still work in community gardens.

My other passion is basketball. Even thought I’ve tried lots of things, including bicycle racing, basketball provides the right mix of excitement that keeps me active as a referee.

I am invested in the community between basketball and gardening and every so often, the game and the garden are in the same NYCHA development!

I try to cook heathy and carry a camera wherever I go so life is well rounded. Enjoy the site. Feel free to add your nickel to the quarter!

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Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.  – Zora Neale Hurston

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