This was a parking lot. This is a project done by a woman who bought an old ice house and renovated it to live in, in an urban area. The garden is her own space that goes with the property but I think it’s a great example of what can come from urban spaces. There are certainly obstacles when we’re talking about converting abandoned lots and parking lots … permission from the property owner,code enforcement… yadayada…but these things are easier to overcome when you get a few like minded people together to fight a little bit (or a lot) for the project. I find if you emphasize, “It’s for the benefit of our community “, you get farther and gain more support.