Jen Rashleigh and Rev. Melora Lynngood with worship associate Samantha Magnus — In honour of International Women’s Day (March 8), Rev. Melora and Lillie Lenz (our representative at the Canadian Unitarian Universalist Women’s Association) invite Victoria Unitarian congregant Jen Rashleigh to share stories, learnings and dreams from Growing Eden, a garden project funded by Vancouver Unitarian, where Jen served previously as the associate director of Children and Youth Programming.
The garden is a small slice of paradise in Southeast Vancouver, created especially for — and with -— refugee, newcomer and low-income moms and their young children.
The success of this organizational partnership, and the strength of solidarity created among the families, teaches valuable lessons from the soil up in how to create community, health, and food sovereignty.