I agree with Sara Wilmot in her Oct. 11 letter, “It would be sad to lose the Outreach Garden.” In fact, I’m more than sad.

Replacing a thriving garden that’s served the entire neighborhood for a generation with a parking lot is beyond silly; it’s deeply short-sighted.

I am reminded of the words of Apostle Orson Hyde in 1865: "We have got to keep about what will serve us, and take care of them well; then we can enjoy ourselves, and we are not the authors of misery to any part of creation.”

Patrick de Freitas, Salt Lake City