Growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas, all I wanted to do was play kickball with my friends. However, instead of playing kickball, I helped my family cultivate our community garden. The work was hard, the sun was hot, and I just had no interest in fresh vegetables. Today, I am a vegetarian. As a result of working with my family cultivating our community garden, I greatly admire our American farmers who enjoy their work of growing the food we eat.