It helps the whole cycle of life in the area. Co-op clients are encouraged to participate in the process, so they can learn the art of gardening for themselves. This moves the Co-op beyond simple landscaping to something more profound. When people hire us, we like to think that were helping that community by providing knowledge, Lucas explains. She and Brock hope their services build communities as well as gardens. We try to connect people to their neighborhoods, says Brock. If youre in a particular part of town, we try to hook you up with the people in your area doing similar things. Having people cooperating and sharing knowledge through gardening is one of the reasons its called the Cooperative. The Co-ops garden products are similarly radical in a back-to-nature sort of way.
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