Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Bag Lady Is At It Again!

I am sure you have people in your life that when you hear yet another wonderful thing they have done, you say to yourself “Isn’t she/he amazing?” That’s exactly how I feel about my friend and neighbor, Lisa Hawkins.

Lisa was the first guest on my radio show. She started an anti-plastic bag campaign in her school district making posters with great information and graphic pictures about public enemy number one. If you mention her name in the Catalina Foothills School District to almost any parent or staff member, there is usually instant recognition. She quietly goes about the business of changing the world one bag at a time – just one of her passions.

Enter the community garden project. Here’s the quote from the Arizona Daily Star article that cracked me up and touched my heart: “Sunrise parent Lisa Hawkins wasn’t an avid gardener in the past, but her passion for environmental sustainability sparked her idea to create a community garden on the former site of two portable trailers.” She didn’t know a thing about gardening before she started the project but trust me, that didn’t stop her. But then again, what does?

To check out the entire story and see the adorable picture of a six year old working with his Dad on the project, go to and put “garden connects community” in the search area. It will make your day.

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