Madeleine and her family are part of the Alley Network Project. Recently neighbors on the block  started cleaning up the alley, stopping illegal trash dumping, and even adding plants!  If you’ve ever taken the Underground Tour, you might remember the Pioneer Passage alley- off Yesler and 1st Avenue in Pioneer Square. Here’s a link to an inspiring blog written by Madeleine, a teenager whose backyard is the alley. Madeleine and her family are doing their part – one plant at a time! http://savingpioneerpassage.blogspot.com/

photo courtesy Madeleine