Planting at Buchanan Mall

IMG_4102On Thursday afternoon, October 22, 2015 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) joined partners CitizenFilm, GreenStreets and the Exploratorium to plant hearty succulents and drought-resisted natives along Buchanan Mall. IMG_4168This effort is a reactivation of an area once blighted by crime and neglect.
IMG_4155IMG_4164Walking through the area, which covers Buchanan Street between Turk and Grove, it was wonderful to see the progress that has been done so far. IMG_4117There will be a grand opening celebration on Saturday November 7th from 12-3 PM.
Clifton from the neighborhood joined the BEETS in their plantings. IMG_4180It is wonder be involved in helping to transform this area, close to our CommunityGrows office at the African American Arts and Culture Complex. IMG_4183For more photos from the day, visit our Flickr Photostream here.