“I’m a person who likes to move forward, onto the next thing,” says Judy Montford of her involvement in the improvement of the Fairfax and University Circle neighborhoods.
Ms. Montford stays busy, moving seamlessly between the organizations that she works with. For the last four years she has added community gardener to her list of duties. Wheatt Garden was installed by City Fresh (a Neighborhood Connections grantee) and meticulously tended to by Judy and the young people of the neighborhood. It’s a hands-on experience for them, planting, eating, learning and even teaching. Her work is beginning to bear fruit, both in plants and people. Many of the youth involved in the garden have used as a springboard for greater involvement in their community.
Click here for a photo slideshow of Judy and her young neighbors working in the garden.