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Nicole Gibson

Welcome to the Nicole Gibson Photography blog! Years ago, Nicole became captivated by the power of visual expression and storytelling, and today what she loves most is to create images about the world, about humanity, and about the human condition.

Nicole Gibson is an award-winning photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona. She was awarded First Place in the 2010 International Photography Awards, in addition to 8 Honorable Mentions. She is also the winner of the 2008 Vincent Versace Award for Photographic Excellence. Nicole’s work has been published in Photoshop User Magazine and B&W. Her work has also been sold to Bethany House Publishers, used by various non-profit organizations, and represented by India Picture stock agency. She is also a member of the International Guild of Visual Peacemakers

IRC Plants New Roots in Phoenix

Now this is a FANTASTIC idea.

I have become a huge proponent of eating organic food and, even better, LOCAL organic food. I love exploring farmers markets in my area and buying as much as possible from local growers. I also, as you know, work with different refugee communities and have come to count them as friends.

So what an exciting day it was when I found out that the International Rescue Committee (IRC), who works with refugees worldwide, is establishing community gardens all across the country where refugees can use their gardening skills, grow healthy food for themselves and their communities, and sell their produce at local farmers markets! I LOVE it!

And this weekend I had the opportunity to participate. On Saturday morning, groups of volunteers from all over the city gathered to help prepare a new garden site in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Working all morning, volunteers cleared the site of rocks, fertilized the soil, and dug a trench to bring irrigation water to the crops. The new garden officially opens today and, I have no doubt, will do wonderful things for Phoenix refugees and their neighbors.

Before the work began, volunteers listened to an employee of the IRC give instructions

Volunteers dug the irrigation trench while others prepared the garden plot

 

 

 

 

 

We had so many people stop to ask us what we were doing, and from the excited responses, I’m thinking this garden is going to be a big hit

 

 

 

Josh Prather organized volunteers from a local church to participate in the day’s work

 

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December 10, 2012 - 10:35 am Emma - Love these Nicole. Want to come hang out at the mill with me after Christmas?

December 10, 2012 - 1:48 pm nicoleg - Yes! Yes I do :)

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