Sept 20th: Another garden done in our 10/10 Campaign!

posted Sep 21, 2009, 6:49 AM by Urban Oasis   [ updated Nov 17, 2009, 8:18 PM ]
Mr and Mrs. Major of Liberty City, senior citizens with a love of gardening, were not physically able to get a get a garden going, although they could maintain it once planted. Urban Oasis Project volunteers got to work removing weeds, overgrown vines, and rotted wood from the space where they had gardened in the past. We fixed it up, adding new soil, putting walking planks between rows, and planting seeds in the new, revitalized garden! Mr. Major chose from the seeds and seedlings we had, and we planted them. Soon, they will be enjoying tomatoes, cabbage, collards, arugula, parsley, cilantro, cucumbers, peppers, squash, and more. Art will be stopping by to check on them on Sundays on his way to the weekly volleyball game at Earth n Us Farm in Little Haiti.

When we finished, Mr. Major thanked us many times. He is 75 years old, and and he used to feed a lot of people in the neighborhood from his garden. He said that now he will feed lots of people from his garden again!
We gave him a "Happy Gardening" card signed by all of our volunteers: Maria Chercoles, Tiffany Lum, Liz Esparza, Art Friedrich, Antonio Guadamuz, Anthony Olivieri, Cesar and Melissa Contreras. 

Thanks to all for your hard work! 

The Major family sent us this e-mail:

"Thanks  a Million!
Because of your goodwill to others, my husband is once again getting off the couch and going outside to tend his garden. Just watching it on a daily basis gives him something to look forward to.  This is a blessing for both of us and I hope he will volunteer to help someone else. Whatever comes from his garden will be shared with someone less fortunate. God bless all of you and yours. The Major Family."