A great deal of imagination is still needed for the Palmer Street lot as it remains in a legal tangle. Last fall, we gathered over 90 suggestions of what residents hope the Palmer Lot will become in the future. It is still uncertain since its owner is still nowhere to be found, but retains the right to his property since it is current on all taxes, thanks to the mortgage company. Now, it stands, still colorful, with “community” as its tagline, but a bit of a relic before its time. As noted above: imagination is sorely needed! (and perhaps some legal knowledge wouldn’t hurt!)
After digging for samples, we received a soil report from UMass Amherst. As assumed, the soil needs more nutrients, but happily, the levels of lead are low! You can view the full Soil Report.
For the community, SPSP used the report information to create the following poster to ponder the beauty and complexity of dirt(!), and, now that we know what’s in the soil, what shall we grow?
We will install this poster at the 38-40 Palmer Street lot on Saturday, April 20th at noon – come see!