Esperanza community members started the gardening project last Saturday.

It was hard work as the easement is covered with crabgrass. While we worked we were joined by Pedro (the maintenance man at Algeria) and his entire family. They brought extra tools. Some residents saw what we were doing and brought us some oregano and basil to plant. On Monday the kids decided to make bird houses which we hung in the magnolia tree. The kids brought some bird food (actually hamster food) to put in the bird house.

They are watering the garden daily!

Some residents watch us, We were warned that the bad guys might destroy our efforts, but so far so good. And now many people pass and smile and say how wonderful it is to have a garden:) ~Evie