So we gathered today to celebrate the graduates of our most recent 13-week horticultural & entrepreneurial training. It was fantastic and fun - the food, the photo booth, the students' presentations on their work. What was MOST amazing about the day though? Simply, the PEOPLE. RootDown, in the past 7 years has built a community, a family of sorts - folks who have increased their commitment to building healthier food communities in South Los Angeles. Today we had past students, current students, present and former employees, parents, peers, and next generation babies whose parents now value growing, cooking, and eating fresh food. Thanks to everyone who made this latest training, and this graduation day possible and memorable.