SE 10th and Belmont

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This urban field has been vacant for nearly 10 years.  At the corner of SE 10th and Belmont, it’s near the core of the city, occupying two contiguous city blocks  for a total of two acres.  Having passed by it numerous times, I’ve been fascinated by the activity that goes on within the fenced boundary of what is considered essentially nothing.  An interesting meadow ecology has emerged: an urbane mix of international grasses, clovers, birds, rodents and a wealth of other weed species that have progressively colonized the gravel and concrete rubble soil.  Other than the sporadic maintenance mowing regime (which keeps it a meadow), the site just does what it does with human intention.








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