Monday, August 23, 2010

Audio interview: Pewabic Garden cultivates community

The Pewabic Street Community Garden in Houghton offers city residents an opportunity to plant both vegetables and flowers and to tend and harvest their own garden plot right in the city. (Photo by Keweenaw Now taken today, Aug. 23, 2010)

By Eric Rosenberg

HOUGHTON -- For the past four years, the Pewabic Street Community Garden has existed as a way for members to get out a little in order to enjoy the benefits of raising one’s own plants alongside those of one’s own neighbors.

The website for the group describes the garden as "a volunteer organization that provides friendly gardening spaces to the surrounding community."*

The Pewabic Street Community Garden is located near the Houghton County Courthouse in Houghton. (Photo by Keweenaw Now taken today, Aug. 23, 2010)

To learn more about where the garden has been, where it is now, and where it may go in the future, I spoke with Sarah Cheney and Elena Busova, both of whom have been with the garden since the beginning. The report can be heard by clicking below.

Click above to hear the report on community gardens, in particular the Pewabic Street Community Garden. Audio clip © 2010 and courtesy Eric Rosenberg.

* The Pewabic Street Community Garden blog has more information for those interested, while updates on the Ryan Street Community Garden can be found at Additionally, the American Gardening Association, and ways to get involved with that group, can be found on their Web site,

Editor's Note: Guest reporter Eric Rosenberg completed this audio interview as part of his work in David Clanaugh's summer journalism class at Michigan Tech. This is Rosenberg's third article for Keweenaw Now. See also his July 16 article, "Lake Superior Day commemorates the Great Lake July 18," and his Aug. 4 article, "Joe Kirkish offers words for love of language."

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