Ruth VanBogelen, Community Garden Volunteer
At three years old, her grandson thought strawberries came from the store. Ruth was moved by this and felt a desire for more people to become familiar with where food comes from and what fresh tastes like. She has nearly reached her personal goal of inspiring 500 people to begin vegetable gardening. The Community Garden is Ruth’s geek. The library supports her geek with programs and books relevant to gardening, canning, and preparing food. Ruth’s all-time favorite book is Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.