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A Garden Takes Shape From the Ground Up

Neighbors couldn't stand the blighted, empty lot on University Way Northeast near Northeast 55th Street. So they are turning it into Shiga's Community Garden, a new addition to Seattle's P-Patch Program. Stacey Gianas, '08 (right), puts the finishing touches on a garden fence as Jordan Brandewiede, 4, looks on. Gianas, who has a degree in conservation biology, started the garden earlier this year with her husband, Patrick Sowers, '08. Photographed by Erin Lodi on Oct. 10, 2009.