"Amazing what you can do on an empty lot..." New York City Local Custom Tip by Radiomom

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  Miss Betty's Garden
by Radiomom

A vacant lot in my daughter's East Harlem neighborhood has been turned into a community garden. We met the energetic Miss Betty, the heart and backbone behind this project, when we went with Holly to stake up some runaway tomato plants on an August Saturday afternoon. Everyone shares in the bounty with the other gardeners -- and other neighbors, too (you know how all those tomatos and squash come in all at once!)

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  • Written Aug 22, 2004
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