I, along with a local gardening organization that runs out of the Downtown L.A. area recently began a Gardening Group for the folks I work with. My hope is that while digging our hands in the soil and watching life grow, we as a group can be reminded that fragility of life is not always a bad thing, but can be rather beautiful and therapeutic. This afternoon, at our 3rd meeting we sat down with the organization rep. to discuss/brainstorm the different fruits, vegetables and flowers each we would grow in the space allotted to us. One of my residents turned to me straight-faced and stated, “Miss R., we can’t grow cookies, so don’t even ask, but you might want to see if we can grow seaweed, I know you enjoy the ocean.”
So I did.