Friday, April 23, 2010
What an amazing journey. Yesterday we presented to the city council to demand of use the abandon plot on the corner of Chambers and 1ST. When I say we, I mean we…… There must have been about 6 or 7 youth at the table giving their demands. The youth stood strong and spoke to the council about the neighborhood and how gardening in the neighborhood could help bring the people together. Young Cameron who isn’t even 12 years old told the council that he sees a bright future in the location and that maybe the council members could one day come and get their hands dirty in the soil. Emmanuel, Gilbert, Steven, Jerome and Christina all spoke asking that 59 Chambers become a garden for the youth. The council applauded and so did the audience when we were done, hopefully those same hands will be pulling weeds alongside the young urban farmers this Summer!
Posted by Kim Bersin at 7:39 AM