"I am involved with the Community Garden and the Green Scene Festival because I believe it is important to share our knowledge and experiences of living simply and ecologically. We easily live off the grid with a 1,200 watt solar system which provides all the power. Our water catchment system and composting toilet support our small footprint lifestyle. We also garden at home to provide most of our own greens and are experimenting with a shade building to provide year-round production. A small flock of chickens supports our self-sustaining goals. Using local adobe soil and rock, we have nearly finished our cob addition of a beautiful, hand-sculpted, freestyle-design kitchen and great room. Kevin and I have been together for over 40 years and our dreams of 'living off the grid' have come true." -Zoey, volunteer



"I am the mother of four who has always believed that an important key to sustainability lies in teaching our children the importance of donating our time and talent to our community. This has been my pleasure through facilitating children summer programs in our church, implementing a story and craft hour at our local library, and now – along with my teenage son Taylor – volunteering with Terlingua’s recycling program and in the Terlingua Community Garden. Through volunteerism, I hope to not only better the community which we call home, but also instill in my children and grandchildren the immense sense of honor and value that participating in community service provides." -Glenda, volunteer




"I am involved with the Community Garden and the Green Scene Festival as part of my commitment to try to leave the world a better place. While my husband Tom and I are on the grid, our small 900 square-foot home with water catchment as our only water supply helps us to live a more simple life and grow our own food. We just completed a 20 foot by 20 foot greenhouse with a 3,000 gallon water catchment system on it to provide water for any growing we want to do. I am a firm believer in the power of Volunteerism and its positive impact on our community." -Dori, volunteer