When Marlene Sehen began clearing the weed-ridden lot in the Fan District for a new community garden, she had to dispose of heroin needles and other paraphernalia from the former drug spot.
“We found all kinds of things,” said Sehen, a horticulturalist with the Federal Reserve who helped found the Uptown Community Garden on Parkwood Avenue three years ago.
Since its inception, Uptown has built more than 30 raised beds for individual and community use, transforming the space from an eyesore to a lush landscape.
Uptown Community Garden
2201 Parkwood Avenue