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Petitioning City Council of Kent, Ohio

Help Save the Standing Rock Garden!


For nearly twenty years, Standing Rock Cultural Arts has used the vacant lot directly south of their gallery on North Water Street for arts and culture programming like the New World Children's Theater, Lightning Bug dances, native plant rain gardens, free community gardens, and a solar panel installation. The local community, as well, has enjoyed this space- enhanced by the mural visible on the wall of Scribble's Coffee- for respite from the summer sun, a place for children to meet and play, and a place to simply exist while recharging our own solar-powered bodies and minds.

We- the friends of Standing Rock, members of TransPortage, citizens of Kent, and supporters of green space accessible to downtown residents and shoppers- want to see this space preserved and conserved for posterity, so that more generations may learn about nature, art, and themselves in this perfectly "Kent" spot.

Find out more about Standing Rock by visiting them on the web ( or in person at 257 N. Water Street, or lend a helping hand by joining the group (

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