MAGNOLIA TREE EARTH CENTER BRAKES GROUND FOR EXPANSION
Before 2020 ended, Magnolia Tree Earth Center broke ground for expansion. The Center is the brainchild of environmental activist Hattie Carthan.
The story goes that in the 1960s, Carthan was on the bus in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn when she noticed a lovely, tall magnolia tree. As an admirer of the tree, she led a group of community residents to save this rare evergreen when it was threatened to be destroyed by nearby construction.
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