Originally published on Wed March 21, 2012 9:20 am
You may think that the great historic debate between communism and private property is over.
Well, it's not. Not at your local community garden.
Take, for example, the experience of Campos Community Garden in Manhattan's East Village.
Eight years ago, the garden was decrepit and abandoned. Beverly McClain walked by it all the time, on the way to her daughter's school. And one day, she and a motley group of fellow gardeners decided to revive it.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $725,000 in grants to support 10 community garden programs across the country—including one in Colorado.