State Lab Community Garden Members Dedicate Little Free Library Honoring Co-Founder

Members of the JP State Lab Community Garden came together to dedicate a Little Free Library to honor Detlev Koepke, a garden cofounder, who fought to keep the garden when it was threatened. Led by Koepke, the garden was established in 1987 thanks to the community organizing of the Asticou Martinwood South Street Neighborhood Association (AMNSNA). Today the community garden remains active, producing several tons of produce every year. There are more than 40 active gardeners comprised of neighborhood residents and state lab employees. Koepke’s brother Jens played an audio clip of an interview with Detlev in his final weeks, said Chuck Collins to Jamaica Plain News.

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Is Someone ‘Stealing’ Books From JP’s Little Free Libraries??

You know those Little Free Libraries around Jamaica Plain, like the one at the corner of South and Bardwell streets near Curtis Hall? Well, a JP resident wrote to Jamaica Plain News wondering if someone is taking books from a local Little Free Library to sell them. Maria Gonzalez said she found a note on the door of a Little Free Library "in the 200's of Chestnut Avenue." The note said a man who doesn't live in the area is driving to the Little Free Library "almost every day and mostly takes all the books. We think he is a used-books seller.

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