Saturday, November 27, 2010
Garden of Hope
I have been so busy with our new home that I haven't had a chance to volunteer in quite some time. I decided that I'd better get back into the swing of things by signing up for a few upcoming events on the calendar. I love the variety of work that the Phoenix Philanthropist Group offers. Today, I volunteered at the Garden of Hope. It is in South Phoenix, 18th St. and Broadway in a poor neighborhood. Tiger Mountain Foundation establishes and nurtures garden projects in disadvantaged neighborhoods. Basically, they turn sections of abandoned land into a garden where people - kids, adults and seniors, rich and poor, any ethnicity, any religion come together and work as a community to grow vegetation. They make their own compost, which is what I did today. They also teach the community about healthy eating, exercising and taking ownership of the neighborhood to make it a better place. Erin and I had a blast. Building compost was hard work but it was actually a lot of fun.