Blog Posts By: Dina Newman


A Small Patch of Ground

August 19, 2014


“These two were over in the garden,” he said sternly. I glanced over at the boys, both holding a plastic sack that contained what looked like a fistful of greens. The boys were opposite in appearance except for the fact that they both looked down at the carpeted floor, not willing to make eye contact. […]

Of Vegetables, Flowers and Snakes: Ivanhoe Residents Cultivate Their Green Thumbs

June 28, 2012


Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part blog series from the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council, a Health Care Foundation grant recipient. You can read the first part here. By Dina Newman, Advocate for Change, Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council A cancer survivor still fighting the fight decides to take on a new challenge. Growing flowers in […]

Grown in Ivanhoe Project Helps Neighborhood to Thrive

June 27, 2012


Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part blog series from the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council, a Health Care Foundation grant recipient. Read part 2 here. By Dina Newman, Advocate for Change, Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council The Grown in Ivanhoe Project is a collaborative effort of residents, friends and supporters coming together to address healthy food […]


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