Vegas Seven

Jacob Sportsman Memorial Garden

  • Community

    A Garden Grows Downtown

    By Geoff Carter

    Joyce Sportsman and I are sitting in front of John S. Park Elementary School, talking about the Jacob Sportsman Memorial Garden, a community garden she hopes to create there together with local sustainable living group Green Jelly. (They’re raising funds now: You can contribute at It’s exciting stuff, and I can’t help but feel righteous just talking about sustainability in a town that rarely gets credit for its environmental awareness.