INSPIRED by the biodiversity garden at Green Point Urban Park in Cape Town, Richmond Hill residents are digging deep.
Every first Saturday of the month a group of the Port Elizabeth suburb's residents bands together and dedicates four hours to clearing the area at the bottom of Mackay and Sherlock streets. The goal is to turn this "no man's land" into "everyone's park".
For as long as it takes, they say, they will continue digging, cleaning and clearing until their goal is realised.
"Cities need green spaces, especially in densely populated areas," Hanna Kotze, a 57-year- old Richmond Hill resident, said.
This past Saturday the residents were at it again, clearing litter buried beneath alien vegetation, which they want to replace with indigenous plant species.
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