June 25 talk focuses on neighborhood revitalization

Members of Oxford Community Garden planting a tree together, spring 2018.

Can planting flowers lead to neighborhood revitalization? That is the question a FutureHeights-sponsored panel will discuss on June 25 at a public forum at the BottleHouse Brewing Company.

Speakers, including Tom Gibson, Phyliss Thomas, George Fleming and Jan Kious will discuss the macro level social implications that gardening, planting flowers, and beautification can have on a neighborhood, or, in some cases, an entire community.

They will consider such questions as: What positive impacts have other communities seen as a result of thoughtful and deliberate beautification? Can gardening help alleviate safety concerns? What message does beautification send to people outside of a neighborhood or community? What are exciting local examples of gardening for neighborhood revitalization in the community?

FutureHeights invites all members of the community to attend this free event at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, June 25, at The BottleHouse Brewing Company, 2050 Lee Road. Learn more and RSVP at https://plantingflowersforrevitalization.eventbrite.com.

Sruti Basu

Sruti Basu is the director of community-building programs at FutureHeights.

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 8:34 AM, 06.03.2019