Friday, August 30, 2013

New Holly Lucky Garden

Veggie on a stick?

New Holly Lucky Garden August 2013

The New Holly Lucky Garden is my least favorite garden in the New Holly Development at the south end Rainier Valley of Seattle.  It was in sharp contrast to the very nearby & superficially similar New Holly 29th Avenue Garden, which was beautifully maintained when I saw it in August 2013.  The New Holly Lucky Garden appeared to be down on its luck.  Himalayan Blackberry (Rubus armeniacus), considered a noxious weed in Washington, covered neglected compost bins & the veggie on a stick art project had gone to ruin.  I lived near New Holly from April to September of 2013.  The New Holly Lucky Garden is located at S Holly Street & Shaffer Avenue S.  It covers 2,000 square feet with 9 plots that each measures 100 square feet.  The land is owned by the Seattle Housing Authority.  This garden was established in 2001.  New Holly (formerly Holly Park) was the first of the large Seattle Housing Authority properties to be redeveloped.

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