Senior tending a GardenThis article came out of last week’s GenPhilly event – Germinating Partnerships event.  The reporter attended the event.  Special thanks to Marcia Siegal, PCA Public Relations Manager, the event planning team and to Tara & Raechel for great press!!

In just a few weeks, dozens of hardy lettuce, kale, and spinach seedlings will go into the still-chilled ground at Our Lady of Hope Church in Logan, marking the start of a remarkable garden’s second season.

It is remarkable not so much for the crops grown, though some are unusual. It’s more the growers, themselves a hardy bunch.

They’re 65 to 85 years old, survivors of repression, poverty, war, and displacement in their home countries of Vietnam, Cambodia, and China. As different as their languages and narratives may be, however, they have one important thing in common … continue reading>>

Source: Philly.com (Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer)
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