Wednesday, June 21, 2017

An Urban Garden in Peril

A rare sight in the city center: A free-range chicken.
In May 2015, volunteers began clearing away weeds and garbage and preparing the soil in a lot which had sat empty for many years on the edge of La Candelaria.

In the years since then, children from a local foiundation and adults with mental disabilities

Unfortunately, the city may soon take the land away, depriving the children and adults of healthy fruits, veggies, as well as healthful physical activity. The city says it will build a neighborhood social center on the land. That might be justifiable, but unfortunately the city's plans usually take years to get started - if they happen at all.

Meanwhile, the Huertolaria garden will not likely find another location.
Adults with Down Syndrome, who live in a house across the sreet, come daily to help on the farm.
Building a wall.
A boy and his chicken.

This courageous writer and a dangrous chicken.


The garden's workers.
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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