Excerpted Student Reflections on the Healing Garden
Why is it important for each of us to give back to our community with projects like our garden?
Not only is it a chance for us to give back to
our community, but it is a way for us to feel like we did something
together and know that it will always be there.
It is important because we need to give back
what they gave to us in the past. We are completing the circle of taking
Once we started something good such as our garden
other people wanted to join and take care of that space.
How does being part of the project make you feel?
It makes me feel good to be apart of this project.
I felt I was a part of something. Like I made a difference.
It felt good to do something hands on.
Now I see myself changing and helping other people.
Thanks for opening a lot of doors that I had in me
Doing a garden project not only helps the community,
but it does something for ones own creativity. This project has inspired
me to plant my own garden.
Being a part of this project makes me feel good,
like I am a part of a BIG family that gets along and doesn't mind helping
each other out. I would never have done anything like this if it was
not for the alternative program and my classmates.
Being a part of this project shows that I have
grown up a lot. Before, if I was asked to work as a team with others
I would have a problem with it. Also I did not want to touch dirt and
get dirty. This has all changed now. It was fun being a part of a team
and working hard.