It all started with coffee, of course.
I had gone for a run around my neighborhood, the small square of Grand Rapids called East Hills, and I was discouraged. The neighborhood is mostly residential, and any areas that would work for gardens were fenced off and locked. Where could we put our garden?
We met at my place on Cherry Street this morning to figure it out. We had good coffee and apple pie, and we talked about our options. We decided to get in touch with the core of the neighborhood.
We went to the East Hills Council of Neighbors
And we talked to KC (just the initials)
She said we could use whatever space we wanted, as well as the water and tool supplies. She said we could basically start out own gardens, with our own concepts. She said we could take over.
We went outside to talk about it
and decided that this was the project we wanted to take on.
Then we had a groundbreaking ceremony.
We decided that we want to make a difference in the neighborhood, and we're excited to get going on it...
steph (and jane and heather)