Pelion Community Gardens at City Honors
Pelion Community Gardens, as it is known today, was named by students to honor Mount Pelion, the Ancient Greek home of their beloved mascot, the Centaur. But before the garden became a lush oasis anchoring the neighborhood, it was a collection of parcels with soil so poor few weeds even grew. Remnants of rear yard chain link fences and porch stoops dotted the site. But its location directly across the street from the neighborhood anchor of the school, it made a perfect location to begin the experiment of connecting students and residents.