It's a common refrain: You don't notice the hectic pace of life in New York City until you leave and see how other humans live. That's a truth that's not lost on Joie Lee, a native Brooklynite who has lived, among other places, on a farm in upstate New York. Now living back in Brooklyn, Joie uses gardening to reconnect with nature and to hit the brakes on the city's breakneck pace. But her garden is more than a quiet sanctuary from the bustle of the Big Apple; Joie comes from a family of jazz musicians, and she finds many parallels between musical improvisation and the practice of planting. It's that joie de vivre.