I came to Chicago at the age of 17 from a small farm in Arkansas and had already discovered my love for agriculture and horticulture.  At that time, I was growing things in tires. From a small farm in Arkansas...I won 2 awards from Home and Garden after I came to Chicago.  I received my bachelor’s degree in horticulture and two master’s degrees in horticulture and horticulture management, and have been working in this field ever since.  I am now a Master Gardener and am responsible for more than 48 gardens in this city.  I have a website and stay in touch with sustainable agriculture folks around the country.  I was featured in a photo essay in Time Magazine this week with some of them.  I have won numerous awards and have served on a number of Civic Boards.  I rent a one-bedroom house and have several grown children. I was diagnosed with lung cancer years ago, but survived that.  Now, I have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. My goals are to leave a legacy of having taught sustainability and community self-sufficiency to youth and seniors throughout the Chicago region.

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Funded on 2/13/2012

Lee from Chicago, IL

Truck repairs so I can work in 48 community gardens

I need to repair my truck. With my health issues and my truck not working, I can’t get to my garden sites and my income is based on that. More

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