PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia Housing Authority's second annual Planting Day brings flowers, vegetables
Friday, May 21, 2010 | 7:38 p.m. CDT;
updated 10:20 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 21, 2010
Theresa Churchill holds some plants while speaking with Shirley Evans, also known in the community as "Mamma Anne," on Friday during Columbia Housing Authority Planting Day. CHA provides free flowers and herbs to residents to better their community.
Theresa Churchhill prepares her home garden for the second annual Columbia Housing Authority Planting Day.
Theresa Churchill finishes cleaning out the mulch preparing for CHA's Planting Day on Friday. She moved into Columbia Housing in November. She started pulling the weeds in November.
Theresa Churchill hugs "Mamma Anne" after they finish planting flowers in Churchill's garden on Friday, Planting Day. Churchill said, "When I first came to this neighborhood everyone was like, you've gotta meet 'Mamma Anne,' she's good."
Theresa Churchill plants one of her marigolds in her newly cleaned up garden on Planting Day. There were a few other plants in the flowerbed before she began, and "Momma Anne" said, "Just let' em grow."
Theresa Churchill finishes planting for the day on Friday. She said that she had wanted to start a garden before, and Columbia Housing Authority's Planting Day let Churchill and and many more have that opportunity. Churchill said, "I think it helps people have a little more pride in their community."
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