Monday, October 29, 2007

Community Garden - Interesting Approach

The Ditmas Park Blog highlights some locals taking over a privately owned space to be used as a community garden on Albemarle and Marlborough (Community Garden Organizing) . We thought it was interesting b/c this side of Ocean Pkwy is in desperate need of another community garden and we have a bunch of lots that could use some sprucing up. Here are the three we know about - Church Ave near Chester, Caton b/w E7th & E8th and the lot on the corner of McDonald and Ft. Hamilton. If you have the initiative and a green thumb reaching out to the owner may actually evolve into something... The space on Church Ave specifically has sat like a collecting spot for garbage and misc metal parts for as long as we've been here. We don't know how you could do it and imagine it would take some work but if you've got a little time on your hands who knows! We also know of a couple urban planners in our mist who might be able to help you get the names of the property owners. We also think the guys at deBlasio's office know the lot owners which may be the quickest and easiest way to get the info.