A Community Garden on Governor Street?
Friday, March 15, 2013 • 8:14am
PATERSON, NJ – A 4th Ward church is looking to convert a vacant lot on Governor Street into a community garden.
St. Augustine Presbyterian Church of Paterson is applying for a $22,000 grant from the Passaic County open space fund to cover the cost of the project. On Tuesday, the City Council passed a resolution supporting the initiative.
Councilwoman Ruby Cotton, who represents the 4th Ward, said a developer had planned to build housing on the lot, which is between Straight and Carroll streets, several years ago but could not start the work because of financing constraints. Cotton said there’s growing interest in community garden projects in the 4th Ward.
“There’s a lot of people with free time who would love to do these gardens,’’ she said.