I took these photos on August 27, 2017.
The city is moving forward with the installation of community gardens at the
It's my understanding that, with any construction project, the landscaping is the last thing to go in. My councilman is apparently working backwards here.
Laredo knows a thing or two about growing local. There are definitely some natives that have their own plots of edibles. And the downtown farmers market is undoubtedly encouraging that type of endeavor. But my skepticism with the Canseco COMMUNITY AGRICULTURAL GARDEN plan is that it will be a passing thing. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't see private citizens tending their plots, on city property, on a regular basis.
This project is going to take a lot of TLC. It's going to need the right conditions, a lot of attention, and dedicated gardeners with a little know-how in regards to growing food. I sincerely hope I'm wrong in that this will be a phase that Laredoans will eventually give up.
Alex Perez has one more year to go before he terms out. This Canseco
This writer will surely keep tabs on this District 3 saga. Stay tuned.