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Description from Featured Neighbor: Terri Parkin
This is a garden I planted in late spring. There is an array of colorful zinnias, a wonderful mix of cascade wildflowers, poppies, giant sunflowers, and nasturtiums. I brought in premium soil and had it spread for this garden which is the ultimate cause of its success this year plus consistent watering in the morning and evening. I planted just wildflowers last year, but the soil wasn’t as rich as this and so I had a much happier experience this year.
Does your New Year’s Resolution include Making Change? Get a start by attending the YWCA’s Resolve to Resist Civic Engagement Series
Looking to make change this year?
Attend the YWCA’s “Resolve to Resist” series
Resolve to Resist: A Civic Engagement Series is two sessions to encourage women, and others, who don’t see themselves represented in the political arena to take the lead. The first session is Thursday, February 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Multicultural Service Center, 4610 S.E. Belmont Street.
Session 1: Warm Up and Stretch is for people curious to get appointed and serve on local commissions, boards, and task forces. It will cover:
Getting appointed to local leadership opportunities
Serving on local commissions, boards, and task forces
Expectations, opportunities and barriers to civic involvement
Hear how others have done it: how they started and what their journeys looked like. Learn about culturally and gender-specific resources and leadership programs available to help you GET READY to RUN! Both sessions are informative and interactive.