Rachel D. Richardson
I was first introduced to the garden by way of a grant that a group I was working with had gotten to help with the irragation & beautification of the garden. i myself had NEVER been to a garden & at the time was 31 yrs old. I fell in love from day 1!! My husband had been diagnosised with diabetes a yr earlier & by going to the garden I learned so much about food & the way it’s processed & the importance of GARDEN FRESH fruits, veggies, herbs etc. My husband and daughter have attended one of the cooking classes & learned how to cook fresh green bean casserole. I have been able to take many inner-city youth who otherwise wouldn’t have known anything about gardening or being able to help build a garden from the ground up to this AWESOME refuge right in their backyard. The youth have helped paint the rocks, murrals, they donated the entire playyard & can’t wait to see the amphitheater built. I’ve been able to spend time w/ my 5yr old daughter at the garden & she LOVES it!! It’s peaceful & positive. My 5 yr old has learned many ways to eat fresh & we love picking herbs to put in our sauces. She is more aware of the cause & effect of unhealthy eating & puts us in place when we want even a cookie..WE LOVE THE GARDEN!!
Rachael D. Richardson