Day 1: Inter-faith Food Shuttle Garden.
This garden is in the West End neighborhood of Durham and feeds hungry people and teaches about community gardening. Our host, Abbey, was an excellent guide and taught us about mulching, squash bugs, weeds, and saving seeds.
We also had some meaningful interactions with some garden neighbors, especially Ms. J., who runs a children's program next door in the summer. She told us about some of the history of the neighborhood and encouraged us to see people as "people" and not as racial stereotypes.
We walked around the neighborhood and ended the day with a pool swim and closing prayers and reflections back at St. Luke's. A fantastic first day!
|sorting seeds that will be planted another season|
|harvesting dill seeds|
|Ms. J. (who has lived nearby for over 50 years)|
and a member of our team
|Our team admires the mural of the Rev. Dr. Pauli|
Murray, the first African American female priest
who grew up near the West End garden.