If you’ve been keeping up w/ HBG site posts, you’ll most certainly remember Queen Bee, Devoya’s, love for trees and her enthusiastic introduction to all things Common Vision (click here to revisit). Well, one HBG led to another and on February 6th we experienced Common Vision in action at one of their SoCal school site visits, at Granger Junior High School, along the 2014 Fruit Tree Tour.
Our HBG contact, Biseat, was easy to spot, rockin’ fly turquoise shades, a yellow sweater, and a beautiful smile. I first caught up with her conducting a group of 30 or so students fully engaged in painting colorful vibrant signs to mark each fruit tree in the school’s brand new orchard. Their next task, while the paint dried, was to put hand to soil and begin planting trees . . . all the while Biseat educated the youngsters on what was required for each tree to grow, sustain and thrive. The students were so enthralled, I overheard several commit to staying until 5pm (mind you class was dismissed at 3pm). And just as I was preparing to head on home, those gray clouds up and decided to christen the orchard.
Here are a few more HBG snap shots:
A great BIG HBG thank you to Ms. Biseat, Mr. Michael Flynn and the entire Common Vision team! If you’d like more information on future projects or would like to become involved, hit up the kind folks at Common Vision HERE.
Starr Lopez is Co-Creator of The Happy Black Girl
You can contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org