Husband and wife agricultural team, Tong Vang and Mai Lor, have done amazing work on ILSNC’s plot at the Bidwell Community Garden in Chico. Following a successful Spring/Summer crop, they re-planted a Fall/Winter garden specializing in a variety of green vegetables – all grown without chemicals or pesticides. Mr. Vang also constructed a small greenhouse in which they are growing lemon grass. They work on the garden two to three times a week.
Tong Vang & Mai Lor
Greenhouse constructed by Mr. Vang
They enjoy the health benefits of outdoor activity as well as having fresh, organic produce available to eat and share. Both Tong and Mai are members of the Hmong Disability Rights Council and are frequent participants in disability advocacy events and campaigns. ILSNC is proud of what Tong and Mai have accomplished.
As other garden plots become available, we will be expanding with new opportunities for community gardening/agriculture for our consumers in the near future. To learn more and to volunteer with our Community Garden Project, go to:http://ilsnc.org/services/garden-project/