I started growing plants when my mother passed from cancer in 2007. It brought me a level of comfort that was undeniable. When I began to produce more than we could consume I began to reach out to my community. While supplying the community with vegetables from organic and non-GMO seeds, monetary donations began to flow. I truly believe that anything is possible. You can feed a person; you can show a person how to sustain. Since 2017, I have been running a community garden that teaches students, parents and adults how to grow from recycled containers, seeds from food and organic seeds. It is important to be able to survive, especially when you are in poverty and healthy options are not always readily available. Growing and teaching people how to survive off of the land has become one of my greatest joys in this life. I want to thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for this opportunity. This program will reach so many people and provide resources that will last them a lifetime.
Year(s) Awarded: 2023