Growing a Village/Cultivando un Pueblo encourages neighbors to engage with their natural environment and with the diversity of people, plants and animals that are part of it. Since all of the participants, including educators, artists and specialists, come from the same neighbor-hood, we are building connections and participating in activities that actively reduce our dependence on fossil fuels (no cars needed!).
We are also proactive in efforts to engage youth and families from every spectrum of our neighborhood community, including those from low-income, underserved, or otherwise culturally marginalized backgrounds.
In this way, we are serving as a replicable model of how collective knowledge can be cultivated and shared in a safe and healthy environment, for children, adults and elders living in any neighborhood.