Community Garden

On Friday we went to the Decatur community garden overseen by Global Growers. There are 36 plots each owned and run by a different refugee family. Each family has the freedom to plant whatever plant they want whatever variety they want. they typically plant plants that they grew in their home country. Most of the families are from Burma and Bhutan. They also grow many plants native to America like squash, corn, and tomatoes. they were also growing different varieties of plants we are familiar with like okra and snap beans. The okra they grew was larger than the normal varitey we grow. the snap beans they grow are about 2-3 feet long. When we were there we were pulling all the weeds out from under pear and plum trees and then putting mulch under the trees. We worked very hard but we did benefit from the experience!