Sunday, May 15, 2011
League of Women Voters
Friday & Saturday Sara Spoke at the League of Women voters Statewide convention held in South Bend
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Something more always happens whenever Sara shares the message about Unity Gardens . It was a very engaged group . I can always tell by the questions , and reactions in the crowd ...they get it .
But More ... In the Hall shortly after the presentation started I heard a man in the hall say " I don't need to go in I know about community gardens we have some in Bloomington " . Well I felt obliged to intervene , and say , " but you don't know about Unity Gardens" . He went in and watched the 2nd 1/2 of the presentation , and afterwards asked me for a flyer with our information . Unity Gardens are unique in the way they start with sharing not just with the members of a community , but with everyone . We share our food , we share our knowledge , but more of all we share a little bit of ourselves . Diverse people coming together is what builds a community . One of the few things we all share is the need for is healthy food . Without it we would not exist .
I loved hearing Lisa whose patio overlooks a garden tell me she loves watching people stop , and harvest from the Garden . Then there was the gal who wanted to know more about how she could help connect with people in need. Grandmothers wanting to connect their grandchildren with gardening . the stories go on !!
What a great group of people .
THANKS for letting Sara spread the word about Unity Gardens ...Statewide soon !!!