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The Green Life: Sowing Seeds, and Community

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July 18, 2006

Sowing Seeds, and Community

Bayview GardenThere's an inspiring article in today's San Francisco Chronicle about a group of Bayview district residents who revitalized their low-income neighborhood by turning a median strip into a community garden. The project, which started with two people toting buckets of borrowed water, recently received a grant for a drip irrigation system, and draws volunteers from throughout the neighborhood--and a Stanford University fraternity. "[People] always say, 'I can't do it by myself,'" resident James Ross told the Chronicle. "That's true, but somebody has to start. All it takes is two, three people who want to do it. If nobody gets started, won't nothing happen." What spaces in your neighborhood are ripe for transformation?

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