Gardening tools in place of firearms? - Community gardens could be social and economic game changers

About six years ago, Carl Awsumb read a front-page article in a Memphis newspaper about the amount of violent crime in the city and how it seems that practically everybody was buying a firearm and learning how to use it. “I was so horrified by that,” he recalls. That article was the necessary catalyst prompting Carl to nurture the growth of new found neighborliness through work on a community garden. He was nearing retirement and eager to use his time to support the city he loves. The garden, which was started as a raised bed in the parking lot of The Commons in Binghampton, seemed like a logical place to combat the negative perceptions and realities people seem all too eager to highlight in

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