This project is based on the way urban gardens have made Millcreek a better community. We asked the people in the community their opinions about the beauty of nature in their neighborhoods and created a documentary. We need people who are willing to work and dedicate time to care for the garden to make it a more colorful and welcoming place. We hope to inspire more youth to better engage in their communities and become active agents of postive change.
We presented at the 34th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum at the University of Pennsylvania today and we met so many wonderful educators, leaders, partners, and friends. We were inspired and felt so, so supported sharing the stories of this garden and of the Millcreek area. It was an exhilarating experience and we can’t be more thankful for this wonderful opportunity!
Exciting news!! We have gotten a new partner for our garden project and will now be working with middle school students in a garden elective! They have welcomed our work into their classrooms, and now we are looking forward to the expansion of this project!
We can’t wait!
More news soon…
Today, we went back into the garden to find so much amazingness going on. Huge purple eggplants. The reddest hot chilies. Cute little bell peppers. Even some big onions and fresh sage.
Despite Hurricane Sandy, this garden looks great— all the vegetables intact and ready to be picked. The fact that we were able to share them with those around us in the Millcreek community, made it all the better!
We were thankfully able to get some of these delicious vegetables into the hands of some students, our dear friend Weldon at Parkway West and some passersby who just wanted fresh produce. It was a perfect November afternoon harvest.