I was asked by Carusele to participate in the #ProjectFlourish campaign, sponsored by Zephyrhills® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.



My girls use their little garden tools to kick up dirt, probably making more of a mess than anything. I watch closely as their eyes light up, looking at me with this sense of accomplishment as they see something they tended and nurtured for months grow into something really beautiful. The power of that metaphor doesn’t pass me by. I can’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude. Thankful for the opportunity to teach my girls about food, thankful for this time together where they learn skills that will help them for the rest of their lives, and most of all thankful for the food that is so readily available to us.

This isn’t always the case for all families. Many families in Tampa don’t have the resources. Not only to build a garden but to know where they will get their next meal. Hunger is partnered with loneliness and it reminds me that just being thankful for what I have isn’t enough.

That is why I have partnered with Zephyrhills Brand 100% Natural Spring Water on #ProjectFlourish. We are partnering with The Well Tampa, an organization that offers food, assistance and opportunity for those in need, to build a community garden. This isn’t just about the food, this is about creating a sense of community for those who might not have it otherwise.

I see the importance of community, of creating space to come together to learn and grow. From the garden to the dinner table, it’s a truly sacred space, and I want to help create a space where food brings people together from different walks of life. With the creation of this garden we can do just that.

There is a way you can help to!

Zephyrhills Brand 100% Natural Spring Water is helping bring this vision to life along with an opportunity to get this project the awareness and exposure it needs.

Cast a vote for The Well and the amazing work they do, and this project may be selected for a TV commercial. Imagine what this kind of exposure could do for an organization that helps our community so much?

Just 30 seconds of your time could make the world of difference for people in need.


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This project has the potential to help for years to come.

I hope that when my girls grow older they will see the importance of the food they grow. Not just to nourish their bodies but to nourish their hearts as well.