From The New York Shitty Inbox: Williamsburg Loses One of its Own

Walid &Gina

This afternoon I received some disheartening news which I feel compelled to pass along. Gina Risica, one of the brains behind Red Gate Garden is not longer with us. The details are scant but apparently she has not been feeling well recently and for this reason had been seeking medical attention. She was found by her significant other New Year’s Eve. No cause of death is known at this time.

I did not know Gina well, but I am very grateful for the love she lavished on Red Gate Garden. I am not the only one either. Miss Mousey Brown opines:

…She has been the mother to Red gate for 10 years. It was her baby and it brought her great comfort and beauty in life that was certainly not all sunshine and roses.

She and I got along so well because of our shared leeriness of humanity, and we shared a bond over the little plants.

Beautifully put. May you rest in piece, Gina. You will be missed.

UPDATE, January 3, 2010: You can see some of Gina/Jeanne’s art work (painting was another passion of hers) by clicking here.

Miss Heather

Photo Credits: Miss Mousey Brown


2 Comments on From The New York Shitty Inbox: Williamsburg Loses One of its Own

  1. Xris (Flatbush Gardener) on Sun, 2nd Jan 2011 4:18 pm
  2. Very sorry to hear this.

  3. SpillConspirator on Sun, 2nd Jan 2011 10:00 pm
  4. This is so sad. I don’t think I was ever formally introduced to Gina, but I don’t need to know her personally to know that she placed a great deal of value on nature and it’s creations. The fact that she thought alot about those little birds and plants in the garden, says a great deal about her spirit. My heart goes out to all of her loved ones.

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