Community Gardens Group Supporters Continue to Bring Huntington Neighborhoods Together
Eve Marcum-Atkinson, a valuable leader of the Community Gardens of Huntington organization, sent me this report on their continuing mission of developing sustainable neighborhood gardens.
Eva writes: "This project has continued to bloom, because of so many people putting-in-the- time to make it happen.
And then there’s Jennifer Williams, a powerhouse of ideas, momentum, and communication – she’s been the one who’s arranged the locations and contributors for all of our events, planting and otherwise, contacted the right people to make them happen, getting the support we needed. Jenn has created a new unit of measure for me as to what one person can accomplish in very little time.
And then there’s Casey Williams, who’s raw energy at each planting project was just what we needed to get it done. And then there’s Kelly, Ginny, Will, Stephanie, Paige, Mary, Marcella, May, Robin, Gene, and of course Tim…
Really I could make a personal list of over 40 people who have been there for us at a time when we really needed them, and I could hug them all.
My lung health of late has gotten bad again, and I wasn’t able to be there to help plant at Carter G. Woodson or at HARC’s (Huntington Area Revitalization Coalition) latest planting. One has to be able to breathe, before one can dig in the dirt. I hope to be sufficiently on the mend to attend the next large planting. I’ve managed to be quite productive in front of the computer; taking an hour, here and there, over the last 10 days when I was able; to address the many tedious parts of any organization – proposing plans & schedules, researching, organizing, working on website content, working with my hubby to build a Grants database, etc. I think you’ll be amazed at what Jenn and I post as our calendar of coming events early next week, and our list of plans for next year that I’m hoping we’ll have in a post-able format by the end of September.
Thank You Richard for all your support. It has been exactly what we’ve needed on numerous occasions, kept us inspired and kept us going."
If you want to get involved in making Huntington a better place, go to this sight and get involved: