PlantTherapy: LaGuardia Community Garden

PlantTherapy: LaGuardia Community Garden

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Maxwell Ryan
Jun 2, 2007


On a recent morning, passing by from Houston St. to the West Village

LaGuardia began in 1974 as a community vegetable garden on a lot just below Washington Square Park that was owned by The Jewish Cultural Center. When the land was sold in 1980 the community garden was forced to either dissolve or move. With the help of GreenThumb they found a new location just as the bulldozers were arriving. It was only one block away and they have been there now for more than 25 years.