Backyard Bloggers: Highlights from a TerraCorps Service Member

Backyard Bloggers: Highlights from a TerraCorps Service Member

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.

Backyard Bloggers: 2018 Fishtown Horribles Parade

Backyard Bloggers: 2018 Fishtown Horribles Parade

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.

Backyard Bloggers: Salad Party at Rose Baker

Backyard Bloggers: Salad Party at Rose Baker

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.