Monday, July 15, 2013

City Blossoms: urban gardens make people smile

My parents and I were inspired by our recent visit to City Blossoms near our old neighborhood in Washington, DC.  This series of urban gardens, including gardening programs for children and youth, was founded by Lola Bloom and our long-time family friend Rebecca Lemos-Otero when they were still in high school and college.

I see on the City Blossoms events page that they will host an upcoming dinner night on July 26, in partnership with Brainfood: A Recipe for Youth Development.  Brainfood is a DC food non-profit organization housed at my old childhood church, St. Stephen and the Incarnation, a pillar of community activism in the 16th Street corridor since the 1960s.

Photo: Margaret Wilde.  From l to r: Parke Wilde, Rebecca Lemos-Otero, Fernando Lemos.

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