Where does nature come in?

Twenty, twenty-five years ago, this piece of asphalt used to be a garden. It was a robust garden. It was so lush, with tall corn and an irrigation system. Back then, there was also more crime in the neighborhood. People would hide in the garden; “it was a weird maze inside.” The garden was removed and asphalt poured in its place, where no one could hide behind something someone grew. Some weeds now grow through the cracks. And, in the summer, some clinging plants embroider chain-link fences in green filigree.

All quotations from an interview in Mary Jane Lee Park with Point residents. September 17, 2012

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