19 February, 2013
A scruffy lot at 181 Stanton Street will soon blossom into a community garden. With spring around the corner, residents will gather at ABC No Rio tomorrow to plot the future of Siempre Verde. Locals successfully lobbied to use the vacant space for an interim garden back in the Fall, but there hasn’t been much activity over the cold winter months.
Though the lot may look abandoned, garden member Ilyse Kazar said that some members have been tending to sections of the property for years. According to Ms. Kazar, the community was pushed to achieve legal status when the lot appeared as vacant land on 596 Acres, a land-access advocacy group. [Full Story]