magellan street garden

Tony Lee, an electrician, had been a working man all his life. But after a serious injury left him unable to continue his job, the Marine veteran found himself in an unusual condition: idle.

"I was really taking it hard," Lee said.

As was her habit, his wife, Linette, provided some guidance, suggesting he get involved with the burgeoning organic gardening movement that had taken hold in New Orleans.

Through Parkway Partners and the Food and Farm Network, the couple in 2009 took the helm of an untended, overgrown community garden at 3320 Magellan St. in Algiers. With the help of volunteers, the Lees were able to get the 150-foot-by-60-foot space up and running. 

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