In our neighborhood there are very (very) few naturally occurring plants or vegetation. There are a few quaint flower boxes and a several trees, but areas that grow wild just don't exist. In the space next to our neighboring apartment building, nature is trying to take hold and we're just not sure how we feel about it.
On one hand, it's a fabulous thing to regain wild roots and vegetation that should naturally be occurring in this part of Missouri. On the other hand, it simply gives people a place to throw their trash without anyone knowing. It's growing up, up, up and is packed with the typical bugs that come with natural plants (which many of the downtowners are less than fond of).
In a city where 4/10 people have a garden of some sort, most people seem to be generally annoyed with this urban, natural renewal. They'd rather it be a place to walk your dog or even a few benches to catch some rays while eating your lunch.
How do you feel about the space? Does your city have similar areas? Let us know in the comments below!
(Image: Sarah Rae Trover)