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Hawaii: Makiki Community Garden in Honolulu

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“Although, since there is such a large immigrant community in the garden, some of the vegetables I don’t even recognize,” she admits.

By Tom Kunz
Hawaii Home
Issue: August 2015

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Besides education, gardening is also good for the pocketbook, as the cost of organic food in Hawaii continues to rise. “My daughter loves cherry and grape tomatoes, so our family can go through a container in a day and a half,” Lake says. “That’s $5 per container on sale, which adds up to $20 per week in just tomatoes! That’s why we have five tomato plants in our plot.”

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October 8, 2017   No Comments

St. Paul Police Officer Uses Garden To Grow Community Relationships

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It’s a community garden nestled behind a public housing high-rise for seniors and others in St. Paul.

By Angela Davis
CBS Minnesota
Sept 28, 2017

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“They don’t just see a uniform anymore,” he said. “They see me here with my kids. They get to talk to me more than just on a police level. It’s more a friendly level.”

Officer Pederson says his father brought in soil from his farm outside of Hutchinson to get the garden started.

“He’s an officer when he puts on his uniform and stuff and when he needs to be,” Nyakundi said. “He’s basically a nice man. And he’s cute, too!”

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October 8, 2017   No Comments