Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Good things are happening in a little garden in a low-income area of Concord...

Children's Community Garden in Concord
Donated seedlings growing in the garden April 21, 2009




Written by my dear friend "K". She is the original volunteer who "adopted" this community in Concord.

"The garden sprouted last year when a volunteer gave children free seeds and a few plants. The children dug holes in rock hard soil and planted their garden. A few “Charlie Brown Christmas Tree” looking plants grew, the children harvested a few tomatoes, and they were thrilled! The little garden sparked the interest of two adults in the neighborhood. This year, with the help of those two adults and the same volunteer, the community garden will grow larger and healthier.

The volunteer found another volunteer to roto-till an area approximately 12’ x 20’ in the rock hard earth. Soil and nutrients have been added, and more volunteers have come forward to donate plants and seeds: tomatoes, peas, squash, melons, lettuce, spinach, peppers, cilantro, beans, eggplant, corn, strawberries and more. On a warm Sunday in April, together the adults and children in the neighborhood planted a beautiful garden."

5 comments:

  1. Thats wonderful Anna keep up the good work!

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  2. Thank you Radar.
    However, I am only blessed to be a "helper" in this garden project. Another angel on earth originally befriended this community in the past few years. She is who contacted me for help in growing seedlings. I will continue to outreach to our community and see if others are interested in helping.

    On a small scale, seedling donation is very easy and super fun. Yes, it is hard work to organize and grow on a larger scale. It is so much fun too!

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