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November 3, 2017

Yesterday, I stepped over one of my barriers.  I lit a candle and spoke my prayer out loud to a congregation of strangers.  My heart was pounding, I had to catch my breath before I spoke.  Then I walked back to my seat and thought to myself, next time I don’t want to be nervous.  It’s uncomfortable to make change, to do how we do things, differently. 

As I sat in the backyard of my home, the sound of I-70 was roaring in the short distance.  My little one and I watched the bees coming in and going out of the Apiary that our neighborhood cooperative, Stuart St. Coop, has built.  My daughter and I noticed the workers stationed at the door,...

November 1, 2017

About 10 years ago, with my middle child swathed on my back, I planted vegetable seeds in the ground.   I wanted to figure out how it worked.  I wanted to teach my kids a way of eating separate from a grocery store purchase.

Each year since a new patch of grass has disappeared into the past and has become a new little urban garden somewhere in my yard.  What was at first an experiment evolved to become a mission to learn to plant and raise foods that could feed my family.  Now, looking back, it has produced something far beyond what I ever could have imagined…gardening has helped me to build my community.  On all sides of me are people that in th...

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