Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Talk of Food

Last week, it was announced that the Galvan Foundation had given a $20,000 grant to the Hawthorne Valley Association to study the feasibility of opening a food market and community learning center in the building at 449 Warren Street known as "Hudson Arcade."

In pursuit of that study, two public meetings have been scheduled. The first will take place on Thursday, December 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Solaris Camphill Hudson, 360 Warren Street. The second will  
be held in the community room at Bliss Towers on Monday, December 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. John Mason has the story in today's Register-Star: "Hawthorne Valley to hold public meetings."

Mason reports that Hawthorne Valley has a nonbinding memorandum of understanding with Galvan to lease the building at 449 Warren Street, but the agreement does not include the vacant lot at the corner. Michelle Hughes, the consultant who is conducting the study, said they would be "interested in siting a garden and community space there." Nice idea, but given the City's official hostility to gardens in the past--dismantling the raised garden that once existed at the Youth Center and threatening to do away with the community garden at Second and Columbia street--one wonders how the notion of siting a garden on Warren Street will be received.

Hughes revealed that although they are looking at 449 Warren Street "most closely," they are looking at other spaces as well.

1 comment:

  1. The only thing this city is interested in growing is the tax base...