Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sprouting a community

Adam Prentice of Anarchy in Action prepares recently constructed gardening beds at the Normal Avenue Community Garden for the garden’s grand opening May 4.  Anarchy in Action is a volunteer organization that works to involve neighborhoods through community service and education. The garden, located at the corner of Vermont Street and Normal Avenue, consists of 14 growing beds that will be used to raise organic vegetable crops for season-long community use. AIA will open the gardens to the neighborhood with a planting party, which residents can attend to learn the tricks of maintaining sustainable gardens on the West Side. By Aaron Garland and Brandon Schlager