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Building up Communities with Gardens

Though each garden was different and had its own quirks, one theme extended through all of them- the importance of strong relationships. These gardens help bring together people in the community from all different walks of life. The building of relationships allows knowledge and food to be shared with individuals whom people may not usually connect with. The gardens are growing more than just produce, they are growing communities. 

Little Hands Garden

This past week the Region 1 Interns helped the Little Hands Childcare and Preschool plant their own raised bed garden.  Margaret Murphy was there to lead and explain what was going to happen to the kids.  She talked about what plants need to grow and how they were going to take care of the garden.  The garden consists of a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. The kids were very excited to get their hands dirty!