Vacant lot brings new life to local neighborhood
PROVO, Utah— What once used to be a vacant piece of land behind an apartment complex will soon be a flourishing neighborhood garden.
Seniors living in the Mountain View Apartment Complex and the surrounding neighborhood will be celebrating the grand opening of the North Park Neighborhood Garden at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 22.
The neighborhood garden is the result of several organizations working together including: United Way of Utah County, Community Action Services and Food Bank and the Provo Housing Authority.
Doug Carlson, executive director for the Provo Housing Authority, decided to turn the piece of land into a community garden to help senior citizens living in the Mountain View Apartments have the opportunity to grow their own produce and interact with other residents in the area.
“The garden serves many purposes,” Carlson Said. “It allows these seniors to grow their own produce and provides social interaction with students and families in the surrounding area.”
The garden contains 30 raised plots. Plots are free to residents of the Mountain View Apartments. Anyone else interested in a plot can lease a space for $15, ten of which will be reimbursed if the plot is left clean at the end of the growing season.
The official opening of the neighborhood garden will commence with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. The garden is located at 100 West and 690 North in Provo. For more information about the North Park Neighborhood Garden, contact Kelly Casey at (801) 961-5217 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easy solution to a longtime problem. Regards Sam.
This is a wonderful idea. :)
Very good idea!!
Community Gardens are a great new look for the neighborhood. A dream come true!
Hello. Magnificent idea! This is splendid!
North Park Community Gardens at Mountain View Apartments is an awesome project! A dream come true!
I managed to get close to your gardens, but your residents don’t seem to like visitors. What I saw impressed me. Good job~
I came to your Ribbon Cutting and was sad to see it wasn’t on the front page of the newspaper. I had hoped more landlords would read about opportunities like this so they can see some alternatives to paving their rental lots.
We too were disappointed by the lack of press coverage. Hopefully, other landlords will hear about our community gardens by word of mouth. Thank you for your support!