Gardening brings people from diverse and different backgrounds together -- families, young people, the elderly, neighbors, politicians -- to do something good, not just for your health and body, but for your community.
Just as a late spring thaw was finally settling in, I had the chance to catch up with the first lady, to ask her some important questions about leadership, collaboration and the balancing act of family, work and life. Her answers and insights reinforce her determination to get the job done.
This week is AmeriCorps Week, during which AmeriCorps programs around the country shine a spotlight on the ways "AmeriCorps works." I asked our service members deployed in 250 schools in 12 states around the country what they think makes this service model work.
MLK recognized the importance of the right to knowledge, engagement, and access to healthy food. When FoodCorps asked its first class of service members what they believe in, the influence of MLK was reflected in their statements.