1st and Market Street in North Richmond, CA
The 1st Street Sol Garden is located at the dead-end street where Wildcat Creek meets 1st Street in North Richmond. This location has historically been plagued by chronic illegal dumping. Our garden project seeks to dissuade illegal dumping by continuing to create a beautiful community supported garden at this cul du sac, transferring a blighted area into a gathering space where healthy free food is grown collectively and dumping is stopped.
Since Urban Tilth installed the garden in 2014 dumping, littering and other illicit activities have been consistently declining in and around the garden. The neighbors are proud of the garden and the larger community has embraced it.