Fighting to hold an L.E.S. community garden together

Photos by Sam Spokony

Photos by Sam Spokony


Above, City Councilmember Margaret Chin visited the Children’s Magical Garden on Norfolk St. last Thursday — a day after developer Serge Hoyda fenced off the lot he owns — and spoke with garden member Dave Currence, who was holding his 4-month-old son, Wells. Below, Chin, accompanied by staff member Matt Viggiano, surveyed the garden and new posters and banners that the gardeners had put up on Hoyda’s fence and the perimeter fence of the garden. Four unidentified men later ripped down the posters. The garden’s two other lots are owned by the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Community gardeners and students from three public schools across the street, whose students use the lots for gardening, are asking that Hoyda and the city work out a “land swap” so that the full Children’s Magical Garden can be preserved. For an in-depth article on the situation at the garden, check .

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One Response to Fighting to hold an L.E.S. community garden together

  1. I hope that their request will be approved so that the school will be fine and the students can still study their lesson about gardening.

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