Open the Door: Community gardening as personal growth

By Mariah Cowsert, Americorps VISTA

“People should take pride in their community and treat each other with respect” says SaRah, Community Gardener and Dwelling Place resident in Muskegon Heights.

SaRah, a resident and community gardener at Roosevelt Apartments, was one of the first to participate in planting during a September volunteer day prior to the Roosevelt Apartments community open house. She was quick to volunteer and the peas she planted during the volunteer event were growing strong during the fall months.

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