Hoyt Street Community Garden


At the corner of Hoyt Street is a vibrant community garden. The 25-by-50-foot lot contains several trees, brick walking paths, benches and a mural designed by Margaret Cusack, one of the garden’s founders, which depicts the tree of life. The lot had been abandoned when the community took it over as a green space in 1975, and it still represents the importance of community and the power of neighborhood activism to improve the quality of life. The garden is often open to the public and is maintained by members of the community.