Day Two: Carpenter Art Garden

I went home with a full heart today after volunteering at the Carpenter Art Garden. When I arrived just before three, I met with Erin, the program coordinator. Erin she showed me around the property where every Tuesday, volunteers work with approximately 40 children in the Binghampton neighborhood. She explained the success the program has seen with the children, and the community as a whole. When school lets out for the day, children flood the small garden space to work … Continue reading

Day One: Gaia Community Table Garden

As a recent transplant from the mid-west, I was raised in the heart of land cultivation aka farming. We learned about the responsibilities and rewards associated with caring for a garden, and a lot of our family’s produce came from our own backyard. This morning I had the opportunity to witness sustainability in a different light at Midtown’s own Community Table Garden.   Sarah, from Gaia Movement Memphis, met me bright and early at the lot-turned-garden where she is the … Continue reading