Went to see a wonderful presentation on a local elementary school garden project, called the Edible Peace Patch. The organizer told a story about Newark Mayor Corey Booker, who was visiting a housing project and asking a woman how he could help. According to his story, she asked him what he saw when he looked around. He said he saw poverty, litter, evidence of drug use, and run-down buildings. She replied that she saw children, mothers, teachers, and until he saw things this way, there was nothing he could do to help. A strong lesson to see people and potential, rather than the problems.
The Edible Peace Patch has a successful garden at Lakewood Elementary school and hopes to start a sustainable farm, providing fresh food for the school lunches. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?