–By Johan Cavert, LVC Volunteer 2020-21, Legal Assistant, Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
Through the claustrophobic winter of 2020/2021 those of us in LVC’s Wellstone House have been the proud parents of a windowsill full of vibrant leafy vines, succulents, and flowering amaryllis bulbs. On days when we were stuck working from home and snow blanketed the ground, our small indoor garden provided evidence that the seasons would turn and new life would come again. With Easter now behind us, we’re looking forward to tilling the soil in our backyard plot and transplanting the indoor vegetable seedlings we’ve started. Our namesake, Paul Wellstone said “We all do better when we all do better”. That symbiotic wisdom applies to people of course, but we firmly believe that plants should be included too!