An image-enhancing event
"Stop whatever you are doing and pat yourself on the back. Yes, you. You are leading the community. You are shaping the present and the future. Not the politicians or the power brokers. You."
He goes further to say, "The 1995 brainstorm of Marvin Lunenfeld and Gail McCarthy is a tribute to the communal spirit of folks in a city with a four-month growing season. It has blossomed (heh heh) into an image-enhancing event that — unlike pro sports or cultural attractions — actually brings suburbanites into city neighborhoods. The first-hand look cannot help but dissolve crime-and-grime stereotypes of the city. Some things you cannot put a price on."
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Photo up top is of the West Utica Street Community Garden.