“Community thrives along a nearly forgotten slice of an urban river.”

A terrific grist.org article about gardening and community with Riverbank Neighbors:

Riverbank Neighbors reflects a shift. Nature — parks and forests, farms and gardens — historically have been at the core of community. Today’s environmental concerns, such as climate change and mass extinction, increase the desire for people to live in more tightly knit communities. The swelling use of social media, he adds, is actually drawing people closer to where they want to meet in person.