Community Garden Adventures: A Toddler Runs Amok

This past Sunday we hosted a gathering at our community garden. It was a time for neighbors to come together, help weed the plots, install a Little Free Library, and build growing structures. The theme for our neighborhood garden is “Growing and Gathering.” It’s an opportunity to grow food and grow relationships.


Dozens of neighbors came, and it was beautiful. Kids were running in the sprinkler, neighbors met neighbors, and we worked side by side. Together we were creating a little bit of hope on our corner. We planted food to be eaten and flowers to be enjoyed. We built a bonfire pit that would gather neighbors together. When the work was done, we grilled out, harvested lettuce from the garden, and cracked open cold beers as the adults rested and the kids ran free.