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The interview with Myron Pierre centered on the following themes: family; gardening; maintaining employment that allows for creativity; and, WE Community Garden. Beginning with Myron Pierre's family background, he describes his family as not being close-knit. Mother was from Cincinnati and his father was from Alabama. Had always been interested in art, and ever since he graduated from high school, Pierre has sought out employment that allowed for him to be artistic and creative, whether the work was: commercial art; advertising; carpentry; project managing; business owner; or, gardening. He says that his multiple and varied job history helped shape him for his current role as garden manager and designer for WE Community Garden. Having worked for the ministry for the last five or six years, Pierre has seen has several levels of involvement from the community; however, he contends that the gardens overall effect on the community has been positive, regardless of their level of involvement. Furthermore, Pierre has seen a significant positive effect on his wife and children, which he evidences by their diets and food choices. Finally, Myron Pierre offers his final thoughts on food, farming, and the earth.

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