You can grow your own food. We can help.

Gardening: Bridging Cultural Gaps

Jun 30, 2014
Season:

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. 

Free tags

Add comment

Log in or register to post comments

 

 

Join our e-list to stay in touch

  

 

 

 
 

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

Join our mailing list:

 

Connect with us:

Contact us:

Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
info@kgi.org
(207) 956-0606