Ward 7 resident Joel Nash-Lebeau walked among the flowers and shrubbery at a recent garden tour, hosted by the Hillcrest Community Civic Association. It's hard to imagine that eight years ago, she and her son fled from New Orleans because of Hurricane Katrina.
Before Angel Gaston decided to attend Howard University this fall, she wanted to study subjects she hadn’t considered before, for a career she didn’t even think was possible.
Dozens of District families with school-age children participated in the second annual My Garden project, and received a free garden courtesy of Howard’s College of Medicine in Northwest. The program provided families gardens that will teach children healthy eating habits and the joy of watching vegetables grow.