This is the way she looked on July 1, 2009. Such a fabulous blank canvas, filled with anticipation and promise.
Here she is from the alley – only 4 weeks later! We got the bones of the garden installed, planted a few things in the raised beds and got to work on the rest of the components.
The slideshow below is just a few of the [many] photos which illustrate our progress during the 8-weeks of the Summer Hire-a-Youth program through the City of Long Beach and the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network. With the youth workforce, LBCAP and The Salvation Army – we were able to take an empty lot and turn it in to an urban paradise. Birds, bees and butterflies arrived almost immediately. Now we have hawks patrolling, chickens scratching, bees buzzing, & butterflies flitting about.