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Jun212012

Community Garden Finally Coming to Fourth and Sackett

It looks like a little more greenery is heading for Fourth Avenue. 

DNAinfo is reporting that after neary 20 years of political back-and-forth, a portion of the DEP-owned land on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Sackett Street is slated to be turned into a community garden starting this September. 

The Department of Environmental Protection purchased the lot back in the 1980s as part of its still-under-construction Third Water Tunnel, which will connect the city to upstate water sources when it's completed. They won't be patching in Park Slope for another 8-12 years, though, so in the meantime they've set aside some of the space for community gardeners to plant native species, and there will be a tool shed and rainwater collection system as well. 

There's a call out for volunteers to help build the garden; those interested can get in touch with Judy Janga at GreenSpace

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Reader Comments (3)

3rd water tunnel in Park Slope is completed so why not let the City keep the area needed for DEP access in the future and deed the rest to the community garden? It's been a few years since DEP work in the Slope has been finished.

June 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarion

I wouldn't be so keen to put my time and effort into a garden which is going to be dug up in 8 years. Seems pointless.

June 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlinkin

I agree I was living on the block when they finished (or so i thought) the water tunnel work years ago when the whole site was excavated. They even had an elevator shaft going down into the earth.

Its all dug up again right now but i never see any activity

June 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

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