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Inner-City Haven


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The Dovetail Garden, located in Charlotte's historic Fourth Ward neighborhood, is an eclectic garden, with roses, collard greens, tulips, and tomatoes growing side by side. The Fourth Ward is divided between residents of Edwin Towers, a Charlotte Housing Authority high-rise where low-income, mostly elderly and mostly African Americans live, and the affluent, mostly white residents who make up the rest of the ward's population. These two groups rarely interacted. Tomlin discusses how this unique 100-foot-wide circular garden brought a closer connection with people in the neighborhood.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 11, Apr 2006, p156-158, 160, il  (Periodical website)
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7784
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