I have two friends (well, probably more than two..., but two) who have both been working on community garden projects in our area for a while. One, Dr. D, tilled up a bit of a field next to his practice last year and launched a community garden. He had 12 people show up, and 6 finished the season. He was a bit discouraged but though he would give it one more try this year. The other, Mr. S, has been working on family strengthening projects with Head Start for a number of years. Last year he tried to get a garden project going for those families, but it fell apart. He didn't have the space or the time to do the prep work. A few months ago I put the two of them together. They are combining their efforts and resources and hope to have a great community garden this year. Because I put them together I feel a bit tied to the program, so I told them I'd help if they needed it. Today I got my chance. The head start group, 14 families so far, wanted a basic gardening class. I got the call to put my teacher hat back on and teach Gardening 101. I had an hour. I was supposed to cover everything a beginner needed to know to have a successful vegetable garden. I think it's going to be a series of classes because it's too much to cover in one hour.