On October 15, 2011 a few residents of the apartment buildings as well as many kind friends came out and helped build two 2m x 1m raised beds. Here they are! I like the guy fixing his car in the background.
The Society of Creative Initiatives arranged for a photographer to be there and she took some amazing pictures which can be seen here: ę blog
We had to move from the original spot because some of the neighbors complained. We got moved next to the drunks’ bench. As it turns out the drunks are with us! But there were several people who seemed to be very upset about the idea of growing fresh vegetables in a public space with open participation. They said it would attract rats. They feared the open participation of rats.
Well, maybe the opposition is not so serious after all. One of the most vocal changed her mind after I shared the bread I’d baked and . . . she wanted the recipe.