“Maintaining a community is harder than maintaining a garden”

Gadfly:

I’ve been gardening at Martin Luther King park on Carlton Avenue since I moved to Bethlehem in 2018. The garden was well organized at one time — a former president of Lehigh University was highly involved. A Lehigh professor was coordinating things when I arrived but had to leave shortly after, leaving just a small student group and a couple of community members to manage the site. Maintaining a community is harder than maintaining a garden.

Gray Simpson

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  1. I gardened at MLK for a few summers and really only the water situation deterred me from continuing. Repeatedly hauling jugs of water down in my car got old fast. Walking to the neighborhood garden was preferable but impossible with all the water.

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