This photo represents the hard work I put in to connect with people when I was working with Snapd London. This in turn, lead into helping Mount Zion United Church with the information that built their garden and eventually leading into growing these vegetables.
When I was working for Snapd London, I took photos at an event at Growing Chefs. This is where I met Joel Bakker and Murray Hunter. Murray Hunter was the one putting on the event who owns a foundation which creates pollination gardens around London, Ontario. Joel Bakker is the one who helps to build garden structures that will last for years and has a deep knowledge of gardening itself in different climates and soil conditions.
I invited Joel Bakker to Mount Zion United Church to help our congregation learn about how we can build a successful garden with the space we have. He taught us how to build the garden and what to put into it. Everything from what type of wood for the base of the garden, along with putting newspapers down before putting soil and then compost. I wrote detailed notes in our meeting which were used to construct the garden.
After the garden was built, members of Mount Zion started growing flowers and vegetables. They were there everyday during the summer of 2018 to ensure a proper growth. At the end of the season, we were invited to take any food from the garden that we wanted. This photo is what my mother took from the garden. She laid it out on a platter I had and that is where I got this photo. At the time I was experimenting with different types of photography. This type of photography is called, “Low Key.”