|We're on a mission|
Withing a two block stretch in my community I counted four vacant lots that have blighted our main corridors for years?
Blight in any neighborhood signals that folks don't care which leads to unhealthy consequences on many levels in my experience. Apathy is a horrible thing and as a landscape designer I've been thinking of ways I could inspire a movement for change!
I suppose it started with a pocket park I helped to create around the corner from my house. The vacant space was a haven for illicit activity, dumping, graffiti and a general sense of hopelessness.
So I'm thinking how can I create a movement to green up more vacant lots??? It will take a showing of hands, literally! Set to launch for Earth Day 2011, I will launch Operation Reconstruction which plans an all out assault on vacant open spaces starting with my community! I'll keep you all posted...We've got work to do!