This beaming summer day was reserved for a tree planting event hosted by non-profit organizations Forterra and the International Rescue Committee who are both committed to developing community gardens in South Seattle that are open for anyone to use, especially local refugee families. I have had the honor of photographing this garden in Kent throughout the process and documented and awed at a diversity of cultures coming together to build, plant and create community in unison with nature. The first image is two hands from different cultures moving a young plant from one plot of the garden to the other, they gently carried this young plant together down the garden path and into the soil.
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