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.
—YGP Executive Director