“Young women have to prove ourselves more than our brothers do,” she said. So the group members supports one another, “especially if a girl is down,” [Parmeshvar Kaur Dhaliwal] said.
…and Sikh men:
Amandip Singh Gill, a 32-year-old garden organizer, observed that in the Gurdwara, or temple, “guys have to maintain a successful persona. You can’t say: ‘Oh, man, I just lost my job. How will I support my family?’ But here,” he said of the garden, “a shared history kicks in.”
Read more at The New York Times.
I admire the humility in the understatement “community garden”. My father grew up in an agricultural environment and he himself also had a farm until recently. Those who have not had that experience do not realize that more transpires in these locales than merely food production. It’s the “CULTURE” in agriculture.
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