Kyle Amato of Community Cultivators has helped us forge the creation and sustainability of the Downtown Y rooftop gardens, and the additional gardens at the Eastside Y and McDonald Southeast Y. He created classes for three branches and has weekly work times to help recruit and encourage volunteers to sustain these gardens. Lorie Grandclaire-Diaz created the Amaka Garden and is working with the children as part of her yearly Master Gardener Project. Four volunteers from the Master Gardner Mod Squad have taken on McDonald Southeast Y in Southeast Fort Worth for their project. Their commitment and work is creating a beautiful space out of the existing garden to bring the predominately senior community together over food and cultivation. We are seeing the fruits of our work. Each community is different so the process of each garden becoming its own unique culture is evolving.
This work has brought great joy and energy to our children and members that are involved. Please come bring your expertise and ideas to our gardens. We would love for volunteers to come teach us more as we walk this path. For information please call me; Karen Kelly 817-566-1066.