There’s an abandoned house on my street. According to my neighbours, it’s been empty for about ten years. The front yard has grown into a jungle of weeds, some of them extending more than six feet high, and the City has posted violation notices on the front door. Weed violations:
Many people view it as an eye-sore, a neglected mess. But it occurred to me recently that the property is really nothing less than a naturalised habitat! Rather than fretting about the abandoned property, why not embrace it as a neighbourhood treasure? So I made my own sign and posted it on the yard. Voila!!.
From neighbourhood shame, to neighbourhood pride. All for the low cost of $40.