For the February Green Drinks, Denny Correll, Brownfield Coordinator for the City of Elkhart, shared the journey of transforming the old Labour Pump Site into a nice park for the area. Mr. Correll shared pictures of the process and documented how materials were salvaged from the old Miles Laboratory. Materials and money were donated from several local businesses and groupas. Many volunteers, including children, helped with the finishing touches. Plans are to add a wind turbine and solar panels for lighting this next summer. The park also includes a community garden. The garden plots are 4' by 8' and only cost $5 to use. There are also paved walking paths on the 5 acre property. Here is one article reporting on the park.
I must say I was completely mesmerized listening to the transformation of this property. It's neat to see community resources pulling together to make it a better place to live.
Local Green Drinks groups:
There is even a special Green Drinks for the Midwest coming up March 16th at Fernwood Botanical Gardens and Nature Preserve.