The Community of Gardeners – It’s More Than You Think

What moved me so deeply was the public reaction. The whole community has embraced the endeavor. Everyone was talking about it. And loving it and respecting it. I’m a big-city girl, and I immediately worried about vandalism. But as far as I know, the only sign of damage was one short patch of tire tracks; I choose to believe that was an accident, not deliberate vandalism.

It seems to me that what I was seeing is a mutual exchange of reciprocal values: the gardeners have formed themselves into a community to do something good for their town, and now through this project the community itself has blossomed.

Can a flower represent the soul of a community? Can 8000 flowers? Yes, and Yes. For many years to come.

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