Meet Mario. He lives on Bellevue and is one of the community gardeners who cares for the plot between Bellevue and Texas on Pacific. The residents have been gardening in the area for a while – although the garden has moved recently from across the street. Now it is sheltered on three sides from the wind and is a refreshing slice of greenery along Pacific.
Everyone gardens their own corner. Mario shared some tomatoes with me. A mural painted as part of the 48 Blocks Art Festival this summer – and just recently completed – runs along one wall on the Bellevue side of the block. “It’s beautiful,” Mario says, pointing out how it references the garden.