A Tree Grows in Brooklyn –

November 20, 2018 – We wanted to create something beautiful in his name,” said Cherashore of the pollinator garden that he, Reed, and a handful of helpers planted on the lot (a Pennsylvania Horticultural Society LandCare site on the 2900 block of North American Street). Cherashore and I visited the garden during last week’s snowstorm. Even in the pelting sleet, remnants of anise hyssop, cleome, yarrow, verbena, and butterfly bush still held enough color that it was easy to envision the garden’s summertime beauty. “I picture drug users tending the garden alongside neighbors,” said Cherashore. “They begin to find things they have in common while they bond over something healthy, positive, and growing.”

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