To the YGP family...
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Snow on the solstice feels too right today. We already said goodbye to the vegetables and fruit trees that inspired more kid magic than ever this season. And now, as the garden boasts 8 inches of snow, I imagine the cover crops holding our soil closer for secrets. What will this wet blanket of fairy dust inspire in 2018? After a long season of kid laughter, gourmet jams, and a pop-up, all of us at Youth Garden Project are forever grateful for the community of Moab. Thank you!

From the very first day of my new role at YGP, you shared your stories with me. Chats over Weed ‘N Feeds, tears over garden time, laughter across the farmer’s market booth; I believe stories hold us together, and the nooks and crannies of YGP control my heartstrings. The sense of hope I feel when I hear kid dreams uttered under grape vines is contagious. So is the feeling behind youth painting murals in remembrance of their friend — or that sense of thrill when tasting the first peach of the season with our farm crew.

Like many of the people I continue to meet in the YGP community, my hope in Utah (and myself) began with YGP’s unique mission. For all that may wander into our garden, know that the mission of YGP is a hands-on experience. So come get your hands dirty this spring. The multitudes of Moab’s families, teachers, community partners and volunteers taking over our garden in 2018 will want to meet you. Stick around, you may even get to pet a bunny.

Ruth Linford

—YGP Executive Director

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