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Gardening: Bridging Cultural Gaps

Jun 30, 2014

Deyu Li and his wife have been attending Goodrich-Gannett Neighborhood Center (GGNC) for over four years, typically five days a week. Garden season at GGNC is their favorite time of year. The Li’s garden alongside each other and friends three days a week growing tomato’s peppers and various greens. The Li’s speak only Mandarin and have found the garden to be a place where language knows no boundaries and they are able to share tips and growing information with friends of all ethnicities. The elderly clients at GGNC like Mr. Li and his wife enjoy almost six months of gardening each year in 33 plots right on the GGNC grounds. The fruits, vegetables and flowers grown go home with the gardeners, are shared with staff and neighborhood friends and bring together people of all ages and races. 

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