Garden with 40 plots was origin of Summer Sprout program. Started in 1974 by beloved police officer and neighborhood fixture Dan Kane (born and lived his whole life one block away) to give neighborhood kids productive summer activity. Original fence was 16′ due to 1970s vandalism and theft fears.
Legacy Garden serves as a gateway to the Edgewater Hill neighborhood. Established in 2012, the garden has evolved each year and features nearly 40 raised beds, community space with a fire pit, greenhouse, berry brambles, a display stand to share produce, hydrangea border, and compost station, in collaboration with Rust Belt Riders.
Garden complements new AB Hart school, enhances neighborhood with butterfly garden, reading and study areas and jubilant sunflowers. Created and maintained by parents, students, teachers and community with support of CAP Academy.
Duke Farms, now in its third year, has a greenhouse, 30 beds, 8 used for food donation and the rest are tended to by community members. The front of the garden features the Judge McCormick’s Wildflower Garden. The property boasts thousands of succulents growing freely, flower baskets, active composting, blackberries, raspberries and walkable paths. Visitors are welcome to stop in the house to use the bathroom, admire a host of houseplants and have a refreshment.