I just interviewed a woman who is a local “master gardener” for a newspaper article. To be a master gardener in Harding County, you have to take 10 continuing education hours of classes on gardening a year, and volunteer for 20 hours, total, in Kenton, Ohio’s “Friendship Garden.” This is a creative series of gardens (started by a non-profit) that includes herb gardens, raised bed gardens, wildflower gardens, an “ABC” garden that has each letter of the alphabet represented with a plant, a child-friendly interactive garden… One of these “Friendship Gardens” should be at the heart of every community. We need to increase our gardening exponentially in this country (in regard to increased sustainability, being more rooted in nature, teaching the next generation the importance of being in touch with natural cycles….). Having a big, centralized town garden like this would, ‘naturally,’ inspire a lot more gardening in a town. Note: This is a scene from the wildflower section of the Kenton Friendship Garden.