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And there is a small hitch…

… the South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association is not a non-profit organization so it cannot be a fiscal agent on its own. It's possible to create a partnership with the East Central Development Organization or another organization under the East Central Neighborhood Council or connected to the East Central Neighborhood Center.
One question: who protects a community garden from vandalism?
Short answer: nobody, except neighbors within line of sight, but a garden may also serve as a community building tool.
Jerry Numbers said the other community gardens in East Central really have not been vandalized.
“You gotta have a little trust and faith going into these things,” Numbers said.
Brian Estes from the farmers market said that some research shows that a community garden may actually reduce crime, because people get to know each other better and keep an eye out for each other.

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Welcome to the South Perry neighborhood blog. My name is Pia Hallenberg and I’ve worked as a journalist in Spokane since the fall of 1998; for the last four years I’ve lived on South Perry Street.

I love the neighborhood so when time came to pick an area for The Spokesman-Review’s first neighborhood blog, the choice was simple: South Perry is where it’s at.

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