Roughly seventeen years ago I first began my training experience making wreaths and working at the WOFE gardens on Washington Street and up at Natural Bridges Farm. Then in the year 2000, I worked at the farm primarily digging and planting beds and harvesting for that year. I also had the creative outlet making bouquets for CSA. Now I work at the HGP store performing the tasks that help cultivate the generosity of the community and their financial support.
In doing this, I hope I perpetuate a means to end homelessness. I’m part of a solution. I’m able to applaud the good works of coworkers today because I was given the same opportunities by HGP and WOFE back then. Now I am encouraged by me peers.
It makes a better life when one has been validated through one’s purposes and intentions. The project fills my whole life with fruitfulness so that it is not just a bleak existence daily. Here I am enabled to be useful and instrumental toward the betterment of people. And this happens with every step I take forward toward helping people to pull themselves up using “the garden’s” supports.