Friday, January 28, 2011

Signs Signs Everywhere Signs

This afternoon a local artist Tammy Wilcox lead a group a teens at the Juvenile Justice Center in South Bend in a Unity Gardens sign painting event. Unity Gardens is all about building community. This is a perfect example of bringing diverse people together to do something positive for the community.
Last year many of the Gardens were disappointed that we did not have time to put signs up in their Unity Garden . So with a chance of close to 50 gardens this year we thought we better get busy early with the painting. Just as each Unity Garden is a unique expression of the people who run their individual gardens the teens expressed themselves on each sign. We gave them very little guidance so each sign was their own vision of the gardens. This spring they will see their signs begin to show up on various Unity Gardens throughout the city. We have 2 more sign painting sessions planned the next 2 Fridays . It was truly a joy to watch this unfold. As always the afternoon started slow with the kids a little uncertain , but it soon changed. Thank Kim and the JJC for making this Happen.

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