Construction to Begin Soon on Columbia St. Garden

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    A sign up on the proposed Columbia Street Children’s Garden, on the corner of Sackett Street, announces that work will begin on site this spring. There’s a proposed garden layout on display, which includes a greenhouse, a rain water harvest tank, compost bins, and a barn coop. The garden’s focus will be on children and education. The garden membership coordinator filled us in: “We hope to start planting soon. We are now just anxiously awaiting official approval from Green Thumb, the organization that oversees all community gardens in the city, before we gain access to the lot.” This green space was first proposed to Community Board 6 this January. Back then, the board expressed some doubt in convincing HPD (who the lot belongs to) to hand it over, so it’s great news the plan is moving ahead!
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