This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
After a little while the citizen will be writing to his favorite paper about the dirt and filth of the city squares, and no doubt the City Commissioner will have all sorts of advice about employing better men, squandering city money, and so forth. It should be borne in mind by these excellent citizens that the City Councils appropriated only $2,000 to keep in order ten of these little parks for one year. The Commissioner has little chance to squander much money.
In former years we have had to note the disgustingly filthy condition of these places. Though not yet what they should be, it is a pleasure to note a marked improvement. They are by no means as dirty as they used to be.