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Peg Johnston & Laurel Ave Community Garden

When new gardeners come to Laurel Ave Community Garden there’s an important piece of advice that Peg Johnston, co-coordinator of the garden, shares. “Gardens have to be tended,” she tells them. “We all have some experience of a grandfather or grandmother who made the most beautiful vegetables. That’s because every day they went and watered them and they pinched things back, and talked to their plants. They tended their garden. It’s not a one off thing where you can throw some seeds in and forget about it. You’ve got to tend things. I think that seems difficult in our age but it’s really a habit that is very sustaining. When you’re in the garden for even twenty minutes or so, your blood pressure goes down and you’re focusing on nature and something really wonderful happens.”

Read more about the Laurel Ave Community Garden, Peg's role and how VINES is truly growing food and growing community here.


If you’re interested in a garden bed there are still beds available at community gardens throughout the area. If you’re interested, check out the sign up form on the VINES website!

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VINES is an organization committed to developing a sustainable and just community food system. We do this by bringing together diverse groups of people, with a focus on youth development, to establish community gardens, urban agriculture and community green spaces. We strive to develop and beautify urban sites and empower community members of all ages and abilities. 

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