Leona was brought to the garden because she was interested in growing goldenrod, a flowering plant that grows mostly in North America and Mexico. She was motivated to plant goldenrod because of her grandmother’s use and sentiment about the plant. Leona’s grandmother lived to be ninety-nine and attributed her longevity to her daily routine of taking tea made from the plant. Based on this, Leona decided to plant a patch for herself and joined the other gardeners in the lot.
Leona also contributed immensely to the clean-up of the lot. She noted the considerable amount of garbage in the field and decided to engage the Public Health Department in sorting out the mess. Leona presented her evidence of the neglected state of the lot which motivated the officials to act on her complaints.