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WeHo's Oldest Community Garden Closing for Development

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The owners of the Norwich Community Garden in West Hollywood, who lease the plot to the city, are finally telling growers to pack up, according to the newsletter of Mayor Pro Tem Jeffrey Prang. The garden's been sprouting radishes since shortly after the city's 1984 inception, but closure has seemed imminent since 2009 when the owner passed away--his heirs needed to sell the space after being hit with a heavy inheritance tax. The city worked out a month-to-month lease with the owners that year, but now it looks like time is up. "The owner of the Norwich Community Garden property has plans to develop the land," according to Prang. "The City has therefore agreed to vacate the property by December 31, 2011." Clearing of the garden begins on Monday. Prang doesn't say if there's a specific development for the site yet--stay tuned.
· Jeffrey Prang [WeHo]
· WeHo's Last Community Garden Bites the Dust [Curbed LA]