QuakerSpeak, November 2020

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Have you seen the one featuring Avis Wanda McClinton and the garden she created? She started it during the COVID-19 pandemic to share food with neighbors, inspire others to garden, and focus on her relationship with God.

“The start of this wasn’t a good start. It was fear of the unknown in our nation, fear of the discrepancy of Black people’s lives in America. It seemed like it just spotlighted that, you know? And in my neighborhood, in this Black, redlined neighborhood, people was dying all over, and I was scared I was going to be one of them, so I paid attention to God.”

—Avis Wanda McClinton, attender of Abington Meeting in Jenkintown, Pa.


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