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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A sister project reawakens in the spring

If you haven't had the opportunity to read our earliest posts, then you might not know that our project is the spin-off of two other projects. One of those original projects is the Somali Bantu Farming Council, a partnership between the Bantu Community and Denver Urban Gardens. The project has turned some empty city lots in east Denver into bountiful vegetable gardens. The farmers sell their produce at the farmer's market. The garden also becomes a gathering spot for neighbors throughout the warm months.

Spring is here, and that means it's time for the community to come together to start preparing the gardens for another planting season. The Bead Women saw this gathering as an opportunity to tend to their creative garden, as well, with an impromptu jewelry sale. The day looked like this...

Volunteers assisted with the soil preparation.

Community members' work will yield farmer's market produce in a few months.

While the adults worked the soil, young Somali Bantu artists painted a mural for the garden.


The girls worked hard to tag and price jewelry for the sale. What's that behind the couch??


Why am I here selling jewelry? I'm not a girl!

1 comment:

Tammy said...

Great pictures! I hope you guys ended up selling lots of jewelry.