Transforming Blight into Beauty
Really inspirational video here from Christianity Today on one woman’s mission to transform inner city Detroit, one garden at a time.
Gardening to Make Beauty Out of Blight from This Is Our City on Vimeo.
There are a ton of videos here with stories about revitalizing various cities- Portland, Richmond, New York and more. Those featured feel called of God to live out their faith through community building. Very cool.
I have to say, there really is something about transforming the physical to inspire pride and build the spiritual. People do seem to care more when a lot is a park as opposed to a vacant store. I caught this TEDx vid filmed in Europe and the speaker was saying something similar after getting delapidated buildings fixed up in his native Albania. The residents stopped dumping trash and started caring for their communities in a way they hadn’t in years.
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