That is the best picture of the year (TNT, 5-19), a little family working in the vegetable garden.I never liked grass (lawn) as when I was growing up it was good only for our goats.All the c hildren had chores in the house and garden for the benefit of the family.
It is wonderful to see such a picture and the thought behind it, feeding family and community. Any piece of land can be a food garden; it only takes effort and attention. It builds strong families, working together, with the satisfaction of their labor when rheir crops are brought into the house or given to others. A labor of love.
CUTLINE: Mom's little helpers, 2-year-old twins Dahlia and Coral Nagorski, decided to help their mom Savanna do some watering in their front-yard garden, part of the Harvest Pierce County Community Garden Program, on May 15. Nagorski, a 2014 graduate of the University of Washington Tacoma with a degree in sustainable urban development, decided to replace a lawn with raised garden beds made of pallets which, with the unseasonably warm weather, are already producing strawberries, onions, kale, cabbage and radishes for her family and others in the neighborhood on Melrose Street in Tacoma. "The bottom line is to grow food and grow community," said Nagorski. Staff photo