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May 2013 Inspiration Garden Project

The Inspiration Garden:  A Family Affair

Some of you might have noticed the little plot surrounded by railroad ties, just next to the steps into the Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG) where the Ag Collaborative and our monthly meetings are housed. That, my friends, is our "Inspiration Garden". Like so many gardens, depending on the time of year and time available, the garden varies in its degree of inspiration. This year, it is transforming into something quite beautiful, and not just in the purely aesthetic sense of the word. A local family has made this tiny demonstration garden a family project!

Please enjoy the collection of '˜family photos' from this inspiring project on our flickr page.

The Ag Collaborative is so excited and grateful to have Erin and daughters Casey, Caitlin, and Cassidy on board as the keepers of the Inspiration Garden. 

Meet Erin Jackson and company. Erin is a UNM student in the Sustainability Studies Program. After a recent talk I had with a Sustainability Studies class, Erin connected with the Ag Collaborative about volunteering with the garden. Since then, the '˜Jackson Four' have dug up, dug in, seeded, transplanted and cultivated a burgeoning salad mix. Gorgeous greens are thriving now, and the next round of planting will involve some locally made ollas watering the three sisters:  beans, corn and squash. 

Erin, Casey, Caitlin, and Cassidy, thank you so much for this incredible contribution.

Warm regards,
The Ag Collaborative Team

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