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As this year of service comes to a close I look back and recall the times where I felt at home in myself and in my work. Moments where joy overcame me and I embodied my belief of success. These moments grew more frequent as I became more comfortable with myself as a teacher and mentor and as I gained fluency with my programs and partnerships.
The streets are lined with families, children, dogs, older adults, cousins, and business owners. Flags are waving and candy chants shouting and everyone is smiling at one another as we pass through. Alongside my fellow service members we decided to participate in the 3rd of July parade as a way to showcase our gratitude to the community that gardens with us.
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On a sunny and blissful Wednesday afternoon, I, alongside several new gardening friends, harvested over 5 pounds of spinach, arugula, baby greens, and radishes from our little corner garden. Guests at Rose Baker were involved in every step of the process; from harvesting, weighing, washing, and enjoying.
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During February break, Backyard Growers hosted over 20 children in our office for 3 days of vegetable-based programming.
Pat exudes joy. She’s a delightful conversationalist, and after an hour spent chatting in her living room, I left her home inspired about the ways gardening has the power to change lives.