|Harvested tomatoes to share with Tommy.|
Peggy wanted to share her garden with someone. After many years of cultivating a small portion of her yard in her spare time, she wished to expand and devote more serious attention to it.
Anna grew up with her grandmother’s and mother’s extensive back-yard gardens and was living in a condo with no outdoor space.
We met at the Garden Sharing workshop at Bountiful Brookline’s Spring into Gardening event in March. Peggy, a panelist, described her rewarding experience partnering the previous year with a neighbor who subsequently moved to another city. Anna, in the audience, was eager to find an opportunity to grow food somewhere close by. As it turned out, we lived a short walk from each other, and we forged a partnership to share an organic garden. Another workshop participant, Tommy, volunteered to help us dig, accepting in return a share of our tomato harvest.