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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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Pia Hallenberg
Pia Hallenberg joined The Spokesman-Review in 2004. She is currently a reporter for the City Desk covering Spokane Valley city hall and community news. She also writes news features about people and events.

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