“This is really exciting for Lemon Grove,” Gastil said. “A lot of us wanted a community
garden in 2008, but we had in mind that it would be a city project. The rest of the
council thought it would be better for a community organization to put it together,
and that’s what we have going now. We have a great group of people working together.”
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“We wanted to make something that would include community involvement,” said Catlin
Carr of La Mesa, the mural designer who is part of SDSU’s Sage Project. “We wanted
to have a lot of colors that were bright and radiant and make the area more eye catching
and nice for people to come hang out.”
SDSU professor Chris McCampbell and a group of 16 of his environmental graphic design students have worked on other projects to beautify Lemon Grove as well, with more to come, he said.
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“I try to teach my students not only how to deal with scale and application, but also
how to visually communicate in public spaces, where social and political issues may
affect their work,” said McCampbell. “I asked the students to sketch out ideas for
imagery that reflected Lemon Grove's history and also spoke to its present and future
aspirations as a city that is growing and undergoing transition.”
6/2/17 SDSU NewsCenter
According to its website, Lemon Grove has a population of 26,000 residents in southeast
San Diego County.As a small municipality nested within an expansive metropolis, Lemon
Grove faces the unique challenge of preserving its unique history and small town charm
amidst a largely urban landscape. Since its start, the program has worked with 48
faculty members and over 3,200 students on 37 projects.
5/3/17 The Daily Aztec
Nearly 800 students from more than 30 classes tackled a variety of issues in Lemon Grove as part of their course curriculum. With the help of 19 faculty members, the students analyzed the city’s urban areas, created an infrastructure maintenance and improvement project, developed a wall mural, and worked on branding for the city.
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"Here's Lemon Grove Avenue, here's the (state Route) 94 to orient you guys," said
Miranda Evans, a city management analyst. Evans explained where the community is and
what challenges the city of about 26,000 residents is dealing with. Most of the challenges
are linked to the city’s financial struggles in the wake of the great recession. Money
woes forced the city to cut back all of its recreation programs, although the recreation
facilities are still there.
“Hablar de Ciudades Hermanas es hablar de unidad y eso es muy importante para el XXII
Ayuntamiento de Ensenada, sin duda este Comité tiene mucho que dar porque su horizonte
será tan grande como lo queramos hacer, por eso invito a mis compañeros a que trabajemos
unidos por el bien de todos”, afirmó.
3/11/17 Monitor Económico de Baja California