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Youths tend garden, create art at Amsterdam community center

A 30-foot-long mosaic wall decorates the entrance to the Creative Connections Art Center in Amsterdam.
A 30-foot-long mosaic wall decorates the entrance to the Creative Connections Art Center in Amsterdam.
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Do you want to see my vegetables?” Early last summer, a boy was riding along on his bicycle when he saw Ann Thane, the mayor of Amsterdam. He led Thane into the Community Garden and proudly showed her leafy bumps of carrots peeking out of the soil and tiny green tomatoes. “He was so excited,” Thane recalls. This summer, for a second season, the Community Garden is coming to life in a tough neighborhood in ...

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