This afternoon, I met with some of the other ladies from the Kickapoo Valley Forest School – Food Security Committee, to work on the school garden. It’s been a little awhile since I’ve made it up to these plots, and I was immediately wide-eyed at how much everything has grown. I spied mini marbles of cherry tomatoes, bursting scarlet and salmon petals, and far reaching vines pleading to be trellised. We plunged our palms into the thick plant cover and intuitively began to right the row of tomatoes that needed it most. It’s a kindred and kind community of women who gather on their knees in the soil, looking forward to feeding the children in the fall.

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