Saturday, December 08, 2007

A Note on Generosity

Heading into the holiday season has me thinking about generosity. The holidays of the winter season invite us to take a moment to be deeply grateful for all the unique and inspiring opportunities, strokes of luck and amazing people we have had the fortune to encounter. Being in the spirit, I would like to take this moment to convey how moved I am by the work of our volunteers. Urban Sprouts has had the most generous volunteers helping us build our gardens, work with youth in classes and assist us with our ongoing research projects.

It is an amazing sight to see parents and other community members hauling mulch, digging beds and generally working with great patience to ensure that youth can grow vegetables in their very own school gardens. It seems to me there is no way to thank our volunteers enough. I am often humbled to wordlessness by their acts of giving. Yet, I try.

I would like to give a very special thanks to Molly, Sky, Jessica, Casey, Caitlin, the parents and neighbors of Aptos Middle School, the Sutter Health folks and our friends at Skywire Software for all their hard work! I thank you all for making this holiday season warmer and richer with your generosity.

Happy Holidays,