Elizabeth in the Garden of New Freedom
This is Elizabeth. She grew up in the country and always helped in the family garden, and had her own garden when she was able to work. She developed back problems and became disabled, gets around with her walker but is still enthusiastic about gardening. In late 2013 she moved to an apartment on the first floor of the building next to the Garden of New Freedom, and cares for her husband who is also disabled. In early May she walked the half mile to the church on Sunday morning to ask if she could plant some vegetables in the garden, including tomato seedlings that she had started in her apartment. The photo shows the plot that she has been filling with tomatoes and beans now that the weather has warmed. Her first crop is a long row of radishes that she is harvesting a few at a time, making salads with lettuce from the community garden areas, and sharing with her neighbors. Four Seasons City Farm maintains the Garden of New Freedom on East Mound Street in Columbus, Ohio, an inner city area with many low-income residents, vacant houses and lots. Our address is 1101 Bryden Road, Columbus Ohio 43205, at Old First Presbyterian Church.
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