In 1983, neighborhood residents took over an abandoned lot and started a garden. "Miracle Garden" refers to the resurrection of the garden after an initial batch of bad soil killed many of the first plants.

Now a shady oasis, the garden was a once a sunny, grass-filled lawn.

Click on the image below to hear more about the early days from Penny Evans, a driving force behind the garden until her death in 2010.

Miracle Garden (1995), a film by John Prairie and Scott Wells

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