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  • Writer's pictureNatasha Foreman

Mission 216 Community Garden

This weekend was an exciting one. I completed a goal I had no idea I was capable of. It's amazing how we set these limitations on ourselves, doubting our abilities, all while being fully capable. I keep saying, how proud I am of myself.

When I was elected to start our first community garden, I had no idea where to start. My insecurities kicked right on in, feeling inexperienced and uncertain. So I reached out to established organizations like "For Oak Cliff" to assist in giving me some direction. I was lucky to know leaders of the organization, who were candid with me and gave me a list of contacts. Thank you so much Krystal.

I connected with an amazing organization, "The Mission Continues is a nonprofit organization who empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. We deploy veterans on new missions in their communities, so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve." Kenny Tavares the leader of the Dallas platoon assisted in bringing our vision to light. Take a look at all the amazing projects they're working on at "The Mission Continues" on Facebook.

Yesterday was the first of many projects, completing 6 raised garden beds.

We plan to host another event to add to the space surrounding the community garden and to eventually plant our crops for future harvesting. The goal of the space will be to provide fresh produce and educate the community on how to grow their own crops and the health benefits of those crops.

I'm so excited about our future events and finalizing the space.

Go check out our twitter @OMission216

It's so cliché, but you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. I hope you let go of your doubts and go for it. YOU ARE CAPABLE!

-Tasha's Taste of Travel

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