Youth and children living in the El Cerrito neighborhood of Gilroy talked about ways in which they could beautify the area around their homes. They decided to plant colorful flowers in a patch of dirt in front of their apartment.

Before getting to work the older youth helped the younger ones learn some things about soil and plants.
Youth selected this spot for the beautification project
They started by removing trash, rocks, and toys
They they pulled out the weeds
Using a pick to loosen the soil
Don't know if mom would approve of this...
Looking much better after day one
Planting flowers
Please don't step on the flowers!
Putting string around the garden
Celebrating a job well done!