Welcome to the Fire Escape Garden!

My name is Tatiana, and I am a cancer researcher by day and an amateur urban gardener by night. I love growing things – outdoors, indoors, horizontally, vertically, in-ground, above-ground – you name it.

I am starting this blog to share my experience with gardening in a somewhat unconventional location: my fire escape balcony. My goal here is to fill this limited space with as much green as possible, mostly edible plants, but some purely decorative ones, as well. I will also try to welcome wildlife, in this case birds and pollinators, and take some challenges with not-so-common-balcony-plant choices, like raspberry and potatoes. And if I manage to turn my six year old drama queen of a daughter into a gardening enthusiast – well, that would be a great bonus!

I will post about my balcony garden, and pretty much everything else related to gardening in the city. Please join me on this journey, I hope turns out to be an exciting one!



4 thoughts on “Home

  1. I have had cancer. Now I don’t have it thanks to people like you. I owe you, and people like you , my life.
    I;too. have a mission which I have had since I was a tiny child. (I am now 76.) I have striven and will continue until i breath no more, to help people produce food – sustainably.
    Please you keep striving, too.


    1. Thank you so much! It is always such an inspiration to talk with cancer survivors, really reminds me why I’m doing what I’m doing! In my mind, the health of the people and the health of the planet are tightly intertwined, so people working towards sustainable food production are true heroes!


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