Junru Guo.

Cultivating Community - Portland, ME

Project Description

Preston Public Interest Career Fund Recipient

“In the garden, I would hear Somali, Kirundi, French, Arabic, English, or any combination thereof. The diverse neighborhood of Portland has given me a heightened appreciation for language.”

Working with the Portland based non-profit not only taught me about the immigrant population of Maine’s largest city; I also learned about sustainable agriculture efforts in southern and mid-coast Maine. I helped lead Youth Growers, a program aimed at teaching high school students of diverse backgrounds about farming, healthy cooking, and food justice. The youth experienced first-hand the labor and reward that growing organic fruits and vegetables involves.

Project Details

  • Date September 1, 2013
  • Tags 2013, Environment, First Year, Preston, Social Service, USA
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