Star Meditation Garden
Program Area: Ambassador Project, ReClaim
Topic: Vacant Land
Year: 2015, Current
Neighborhood: Northside, Perry South
Parent Project: ReClaim Northside 2014-2015
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | April 27,2015
Angela’s street in Perry South has been surrounded by overgrown, empty lots for many years. She had a role in the transformation of other empty lots in her neighborhood in the past, but hadn’t yet attempted to take on the lot next to her home. After her sister, Starla, passed away unexpectedly in November of 2014, Angela decided to transform the lot next to her home into a beautiful space that would be dedicated to her sister. It will be called the Star Meditation Garden in her honor.
Angela’s design focuses on creating a space as she puts it, “where life grows, and peace rests”. It will include a pathway into the lot, garden beds, a yoga area, a picnic table and a small pond. She will also invite the energetic neighborhood kids into the space for yoga and meditation practice.
Perry South has many older residents who remember the neighborhood 40 years ago and want to see positive change in regards to vacant land and disengaged adults and youth. They are frustrated with the current climate and uncertain about what to do to solve current social and economic problems in the community.— Angela Williams, ReClaim Northside Ambassador
2445 Snyder Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15214, USA