When Alchemist began working with the vacant lot on Pansy Avenue it was being used as a dumping ground. In addition to illegal dumping, neighbors expressed concern of other illegal activities occurring there. One neighbor stated the area “[n]eeds to be kept clean so that the people who dump on the lot now know we are here and are caring for it and that it isn’t a dump anymore.” Thanks to Alchemist CDC and community and government partners, the lot has been cleaned up and a fence installed to prevent illegal dumping or other illicit activities. But this is just the beginning. We are working with Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, Oak Park Sol and other community partners to create a community park and demonstration garden to include features that were chosen based on neighborhood input. We are meeting with neighborhood residents discuss next steps, and are closer than ever to realizing the full potential of this lot by transitioning it to a useable community space.