Do What You Love: Nicole Landers, Community Healing Gardens
In this episode, we visit Community Healing Gardens co-founder Nicole Landers in Venice Beach, California. Nicole has discovered that, when you do what you love, wonderful things happen.
"...when you do what you love, life throws you some really great things to move it forward." - Nicole Landers
Nicole is the co-founder of Community Healing Gardens, a non-profit that serves communities from Venice to Watts. Her goal is to strengthen the community through urban gardening, and what we hear in this episode is that Nicole and her organization are growing a whole bunch more than food. They’re growing the lives of families, the livelihoods of adults in need of work and inspiration, and feeding the community through their job re-training program, outdoor education and culinary classes, school garden, and over 70 garden boxes that line the streets.
We learn early on in this conversation that the model Nicole is using to create Community Healing Gardens is repeatable. If we listen to ourselves and the people in our communities, we each have the power to enact positive change.
"All good things grow with love. If you put that in your ethos and live that model, the skies the limit." -Nicole Landers
I can’t wait for you to hear Nicole's story and the unfolding of her life, and the incredible organization she created with the help of her co-founder and team.