The Jo Malone London Fragrance Garden: Reclaiming a Toxic Green Space

The value that green spaces add—especially in communities that sorely need them—is immeasurable. More than just a respite from the blocks and blocks of buildings that surround them, neighborhood gardens can become focal points for area residents: places for children to play and learn about planting and composting; spots for seniors to sit under leafy trees and watch the neighborhood goings-on; a haven for novice and ardent gardeners alike. And, in the case of the newly renovated Gil Hodges Community Garden in Gowanus, it can be a pioneering example of how a green space can be both a thing of natural beauty and an environmentally conscious space designed to reduce pollution and help offset the damage caused by floodwaters.

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