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Turning Vacant Lots Into Community Spaces

Watch a video about this winning project from a 2017 AARP Community Challenge grantee

LOCATION: Harrisburg, Pennslyvania
GRANTEE: Tri County Community Action

By planting grass that only grows six inches tall and needs to be mowed only twice a year, Tri County Community Action, a private, nonprofit community development agency, was able to take control of several vacant lots that had become dumping sites, overgrown with weeds and debris.

The AARP Community Challenge funds “quick-action” projects that build momentum for local change to improve livability for people of all ages.

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