I’ve got news.
I was recently elected to the board of directors of the American Community Gardening Association.
Their mission is to build community by increasing and enhancing community gardening and greening across the United States and Canada.
It is my hope to work with others sharing our knowledge to create an ever stronger network of community gardens from coast to coast. During my cross-country trips, I saw first hand how connecting people and linking our collective know-how helped with important issues such as food security and growing healthy organic produce following sound environmental practices.
There are great folks who are doing wonderful work in community gardens, improving quality of life with opportunities for better nutrition, recreation, exercise, job training, therapy and education.
Launching the Pitney Meadows community gardens was great. In two short years we brought so many ideas to fruition. The gardens flourished. And while all we accomplished is great, getting to know the community was even greater.
You are a wonderful group and I am proud to have been part of the success from the butterfly garden, grandmother’s garden, the food donated to the pantries, the incredible growth, the adult and children education programs, the fairy festivals, the sunflowers and so much more.
I cherish the friendships created and couldn’t imagine not having you as part of my future. Let’s keep in touch as we continue this good work.