Monday, January 20, 2014

Thank You, Dr. King!
Today, we celebrate the memory and life work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The Civil Rights Movement changed many things for the better in the United States, and created a legacy of public good works in communities across the nation.  Of all the things that have become in the years following Dr. King's passing, I am most excited by the resurgence of city gardens and city farms.  For all the things that are needed in poor, inner city communities, one of the most uplifting (I believe) is reconnecting people with the simple joy of growing good food, playing in the dirt, being out in the air and the sunshine and the light.  I've had the experience of growing food in community gardens, and meeting people of different nationalities and races, and there, amongst all the growing greenness, we've found common ground.

Dr. King had his dream.  Mine is a bit more simple: gardens everywhere, feeding communities, and bringing people together out in the sunshine.

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