Anyone who has met Dee Campbell-Carter, knows how friendly she is and that she always has a smile to share. She has used her enthusiasm as a volunteer with Live Well By Faith.
Dee is honored as our December Volunteer of the Month and was nominated by Verna Laboy with the Columbia-Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services for her work.
Dee has been an instrumental volunteer with the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Community Garden. In 2017, the first year for the garden, there were eight beds. Under Dee’s leadership, the garden expanded to 31 beds this season! The Friendship church is located in the City’s North Strategic Plan Neighborhood.
Verna shares that Dee’s work promoted healthy living, foods, and eating by planting and growing your own food. Dee shared weekly gardening how-to’s and did “amazing work that should be celebrated.”
Dee overcame challenges for Friendship’s community garden including poor soil and water. She overcame these by hauling in better soil and getting a water tank for use near the garden.
The City of Columbia says thank you to Dee Campbell-Carter for her dedicated volunteer service. To get involved as a volunteer, visit www.CoMo.gov or call us at 874-7499.