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Tiny Gardens distributed for the second year in Linda Vista & City Heights

04/20/22

 

This is the second year Bayside Community Center in Linda Vista has provided Tiny Gardens to the community.

“We spent a lot of time shoveling dirt into these felt bags," said Hope Shaw, a freshman at High Tech High in Clairemont. Like Shaw, other students from the high school shovel soil into bags. But for Shaw and a group of her fellow students, it was all totally worth it.

Fletcher originally partnered with Bayside last year as a way to get food — and the means to grow it — to people during the pandemic.

“If you can locally grow, you’re gonna get access to fresh produce and vegetables, you’re also gonna have a positive environmental impact by not trucking things across the country and across the world — it’s not as hard as it seems," Fletcher said.

“One of the moms here told me her kids would never eat vegetables until they grew them themselves, and now they eat them all the time and they tell all their friends about it," said Fletcher.

Tiny Gardens: a name that really only makes sense at the start, for these gardens will grow, and turn into something big, something fun, something that is life sustaining for people and the planet.

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