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Community Gardening


Hello all!

This is my day-to-day post. I am serving as an Americorps VISTA, a government-run program we have here in the United States, and part of my service is teaching people how to grow food and plants. At the farmers' market this past Saturday, we played with kids and transformed the cement pots at the town park, where cigarette butts are usually flicked, and tilled the soil and planted flowers. I thought this picture displayed the teamwork involved in altering small spaces into opportunities of growth. Enjoy!



Y's picture

How wonderful! Where is your

How wonderful! Where is your program? Is it inner-city or rural?
I am currently writing a book with a 93-year-old resident of mountainous Appalachia about the close-to-the earth and each other way her community was developed.
I am very interested in efforts to introduce people again to our Mother, The Earth. I'm thrilled that our taxes are helping support this.
Blessings to you.


Tara Celentano's picture



My program is rural. I am the only VISTA here for about 90 miles. It has been a very rewarding challenge to educate the community on sustainable, local food systems! Thanks for your encouragement.

Iryna's picture


You are making a good job, Tara! First, you help nature to recover after our envionmental footprints, and second, you show to children that they need to respect our planet and take care about it.

Thank you so much for your story and your work, it's irreplaceable!

Y's picture

Are you aware of the school

Are you aware of the school garden programs now being established?


Tara Celentano's picture



Yes! I've actually gotten a committee together to start school gardens in a few schools here! I will be focusing on that for the remainder of my project. It's all very exciting.

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