Ending Type 2 Diabetes One Exercise, Nutrition, and Gardening Class at a Time

Garden: A Family Affair

In Community Garden on July 14, 2010 at 12:10 PM

As she wraps twine around the sprawling tomato vines, Mercedes explains her absolute delight. Neither she nor her children have seen her parents in 19 years, and this week she will book her children on a flight to Mexico. ‘Mi mamá va a llorar mucho.” Her parents are farmers, and Mercedes grew up learning how to heal using gathered herbs and survive through periods without rain. Her happiness today is compounded by the sight of her young daughter picking radishes across the garden; Maribelle has never dug, planted, or harvested food, and yet she looks right at home.

Mercedes smiling as her daughter Maribelle holds up her catch

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