Old-Time and Gardening

17 Feb

This week YWCA Gardener Leigh Hilliard brought local old-time musicians in to our After-School. The musicians shared the connections between old-time music, farming and Black History. They sang songs about vegetables and farm animals, and played an African Akonting to show the roots of the banjo. Kids and counselors clapped along and danced. As one child exclaimed after a tune, “That’s GOOD music!” We are thankful for the musicians who took the time to share with our children.

When she’s not playing banjo, Leigh is hard at work, getting our Organic Children’s Garden ready for spring. She is looking for donations of the following items if you can help out: green house plastic, row cover fabric, fence material, fence material, pvc piping, lumber, tools, potting soil – really anything garden related. Thank you in advance!

Here are a couple of photos and a video collage:

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