Neighborhood garden hopes to deter future encampments near Aurora Avenue

The block saw a transformation that happened in just hours. Crews came in to clear the homeless camp and almost immediately after, neighbors were planting a garden.

SEATTLE — After a man was shot and killed at a homeless encampment off Aurora Avenue in Seattle, neighbors have taken their own approach to improve safety on their block.

“We held an emergency meeting talking about how [the city is] planning on clearing the encampment. Well, what’s going to happen when the crews leave? What can we do to make sure the neighborhood’s safe? So, we hatched a plan of putting a garden in place of the tents

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