Hi All and especially those in New
I was thrilled to see that all my friends in NYC
are safe. We were abroad during September and it was hard to think of
all of you and worry that you were not safe.
One of my roles as a Friends of P-Patch Board
member is to work on the P-Patch Post newsletter. Our next issue will
attempt to address the role of community gardens in our collective healing, if
there can be healing following a whole change of life as we knew
If any of you can direct me to resources, have
personal accounts of what your community gardens have meant to you etc. I
would be most grateful. For me, my garden was a respite, a place to vent
my energies (by chopping compostables), and a place to meditate. Nature is
a wonderful balm.
I'm not sure if you heard that Jon Rowley,
composter extraordinaire, (and many other Interbay P-Patchers) schemed up
a massive composting project. As I understand it about 90 people
helped prepare all the flowers that were brought to one of our large vigil sites
at Seattle Center for composting and the compost will be returned to
Seattle Center next year for planting a memorial garden. So, there are
many paths toward healing.