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Assets of Commonwealth

By: Laynee Unterkircher

I live in a small town called Tulia in Texas. I never would have thought that my small community would have places for the twelve key assets of commonwealth. For example, for “History” my town has a museum that you can visit to learn about the past. For “Arts & Culture” we have Kenneth Wyatt Galleries where you are able to observe and purchase pieces of art. In my town we also have a library where kids and adults can go to learn many new things which is why it falls under “Education”. My town also has a gym in order to improve physical health which is why it falls under “Health”.

Tulia also recently opened up a foodshed called Joseph’s warehouse where every person in town can get food from. I think this place is really amazing and is a great example of the “Foodshed” of the key assets of the commonwealth. My town also has sixteen churches that represent “ Spirituality”. For “Leisure & Recreation” we have various playgrounds and parks that many people love spending time there. Also in my county, two new solar panel farms are being built for “Renewable Energy”. We also have many foxes, snakes, birds, and many more which fall under “Wildlife & Natural World”. In my town we also have many community gardens which show “Soil & Mineral Cycle”. In my town we also have rivers,and ponds which show the “Water Cycle. Finally for “Sense of Place’ my community is also there for everyone by holding fundraisers and helping the community when needed. I never realized my little town of Tulia had so many things but now I do and I’m excited to keep learning.