As April ended so did the program I created for the Autism Tree Project Foundation (ATPF), the Food, Farming and Nutrition came to an end. Last Saturday, we wrapped up the series of six workshops by planting two butterfly beds in the children's garden at Wild Willow Farm. We then crafted wooden butterflies that will adorn our butterfly garden, beautifying it and raising awareness about ATPF. So much profound change took place during the six workshops that it is impossible to capture it all of it on film or in words. That being said, here are a couple pics that let you see the fun, love, family bonding and happiness that was had by all at our last workshop!
What you can't see in the pictures are the kids eating vegetables at home. You can't see the mothers, who have wept in joy to see their kids at peace with their environment and within themselves. What you can't see is the enormous growth that took place within the kids, their parents, the volunteers and within me.
Personally, this experience has helped me gain confidence in myself and my ability to make change. It has allowed me to know that I can do anything if I put my heart and mind to it. It has taught me that if I trust, ask for help, when I need it and stay in my highest purpose, success is sure to follow!
Happy May, y'all! May it be filled with love, harmony, balance and peace!