Friday Sunshine

Happy Veteran’s Day!  Thank you to all of the men (including my dad, RIP) and women of the armed forces for their service to our country and the world!

Just dropping by to share some sunshine……

The People’s District is a website that shares the diverse stories of DC residents through simple yet insightful interviews.  This week’s profiles are on Dionte and Lorenzo, two young participants of City Blossoms, a non-profit committed to kid-driven, community engaging creative green spaces. Reading these posts brought such joy to me that I just had to share:

Dionte on Construction, but with Plants

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

When I grow up, I want to be a construction worker, but if that doesn’t work out, I will be a professional football player.

“I live on Girard St. and used to look out onto the garden, before it was a garden, from my window. This place used to be a dump and full of sand. The playground was all run down, and most of us weren’t allowed to play out here. Then one day, I saw the construction come, and they built a new play area for us kids. Now, we be out here playing football, riding our bikes, using the swings, and gardening. It’s nice to have a place where kids can come out and play instead of just staying all up in the house.”

To hear more from Dionte, please visit The People’s District here: http://peoplesdistrict.com/dionte-on-construction-but-with-plants

Lorenzo on His Award-Winning Watering

Friday, November 11th, 2011

“Hi, my name is Lorenzo and I live on Girard St. in North America. I am five-years-old, and I loooove gardening. I like to plant plants so that other people can have plants. Did you know that plants need water? It’s true, they get real thirsty just like people.”

For the rest of Lorenzo’s thoughts, please visit The People’s District here: http://peoplesdistrict.com/lorenzo-on-his-award-winning-watering

Be sure to continue to check back regularly with The People’s District for more DC sunshine and please be sure to support City Blossoms.

Did this bring you as much joy as it did me? Do you want to play on the playground with Dionte and Lorenzo too? Are there similar programs in your area bringing green spaces to the inner city?  Leave your sunshine below.