Yiu Yin Chan and Min Guiying are friends and enjoy gardening in the Community Garden where they have their own plots during the spring and summer months. Yiu Yin Chan grew up in Hong Kong and moved to the United States in 2000 to be closer to her daughter, son and grandson, who attends Rutgers University. Min Guiying grew up on a farm in Jinge Xi, China. She was a child when she learned to farm and she is now an accomplished gardener. When she moved to the United States in 2002, she missed being able to plant in her own garden. She loves living at Elm Court and enjoys the Harriet Bryan House garden because she has been able to get back to growing vegetables.

During the spring of 2012, Min Guiying participated in the Inter-generational Community Garden project. She worked cooperatively with fourth grade students from Johnson Park School planting and tending to shared garden plots. On some days they ate the vegetables they planted together. Min Guiying especially enjoys the beautiful landscape that surrounds Elm Court and Harriet Bryan House. She takes a walk around the building every day. Gardening and planting vegetables makes Yiu Yin Chan and Min Guiying “feel very happy.” They also enjoy eating the vegetables and sharing them with their neighbors. They are grateful to the leadership of Harriet Bryan House for creating the Community Garden. “The garden brings the Magic of Nature,” Yiu Yin Chan shares. “It makes us feel young.”