Today is a very sad Earth Day, indeed.
This week, Boston Children's Hospital put up fencing in the Prouty Garden and began geological boring, another example of how the Hospital continues to move forward with its expansion plan, even without final state approvals and with a pending lawsuit. Now, with spring weather arriving and flowers blooming, more than half of the Prouty Garden is closed to patients, families and staff.
The Friends of the Prouty Garden today published the following advertisement in the Boston Globe, urging the public to call the hospital and demand they stop the destruction and reopen the garden immediately.
Here is a close up photo of the drilling equipment from Wednesday, April 20th.
We will be holding another vigil to protect the Prouty Garden this Saturday, April 23rd. More details are available on our Facebook page. We hope to see you there!