Gardening to Make Beauty Out of Blight

Riet Schumack of Brightmoor Youth Garden

For Riet Schumack, gardening feels like she’s sculpting with nature. When she looked around at the neighborhood and saw hurt and brokenness all around her—the neighborhood she lived in had a 40% vacancy rate—she decided she had to do something. Watch her story to see how a youth-operated garden is putting work and money in the hands of those who will shape the future of the town.


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