Florist and plant lover wants to create more green spaces in the Bronx

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A Bronx florist and plant lover is making it his mission to create more green spaces and educate his neighbors about sustainability and urban agriculture.

Christian Montero's passion for plants and flowers sprouted when he was very young with his grandmother. He says he likes expressing his feelings through flowers, growing his own food and educating his neighbors about it all.

Montero is leading a mission to raise awareness and build communiy gardens to create a space for bees and monarch butterflies.

"Concrete Jungle" is in efforts to grow fresh produce, beautify the Bronx and educate children and adults on sustainability. Montero says even the greenest borough needs more of these sacred spaces.

Montero is finishing a nearly 50 pound floral installation that will be hanging from Wall Works on Saturday and he says it symbolizes the seed of this whole dream.

Montero and his "Concrete Jungle" team will be at Wall Works on Saturday to tell Bronx residents about their goals and continue spreading around a petition for these community gardens.

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