A little over two years ago the Lakshmi Community Garden had it's beginnings. Even longer than that if you count the cat houses.
This boarded up former crack den, former dilapidated building, former collapsing hazard had been a blight on 123rd street for over 20 years. After a concerted community effort, in May of 2010, the city tore it down.
Immediately afterwards neighborhood activists began climbing the fence and planting wildflower seeds.
To the amazement of all within a month life was coming back.