In order to keep up with the Unity demands I have begun to have my business and community meetings at the garden. Today I met with landscape architects from Whiteman Petrie to share our plans and systems, then the Saint Joseph County Health Department to discuss how we connect people to the vegetables here and to plan an on site Reducing Obesity Coalition event. During the meetings we saw over a dozen harvesters, and 3 neighbors dropping off extra harvest from their yards.
Those gathered shared recipes, talked about their histories with gardening and even had some tasting tours! The photo captures Robin Melewski sharing her basil with Wendy, a new connection grown. After, as I was leaving, I bid farewell to Wendy, still harvesting, Kim, a previous garden leader, and new neighbors all gathered to enjoy healthy fresh food from the gardens and couldn't help but reflect on what had really grown here today!