Mill Creek Urban Farm- 3 hours
City Wide Tree Planting- 4 1/2 hours
Temple Community Gardens Groundbreaking day- 3 hours
A lot of hard work and effort put in for a great semester! 🙂
WIth the last weekend of the semester, it came time to wrap up the last of my stewardship work. I decided to do this work with Temple Community Gardens because of its convenient location right on campus. This past Sunday they held a ground breaking day at their new garden location at Broad and Norris streets. It’s a great location that I think will draw many more volunteers because it is so easily accessible.
The first surprising part about the day was walking out of my dorm to see the Broad Street Run going on!
After watching the runners and cheering them on for a few moments, I headed down the few blocks to the new garden location. As I arrived there were only a few people starting to work, but as the day went on more and more joined. The goals of the day were to do some much needed weeding to the space, spread mulch, and start building the raised beds for the plants. It was amazing to see how quickly it was all getting done!
For my time there I did weeding for part of the space. A lot of weeding was done, but the space was so unkept that it needed even more. However, with a great group working together like Temple Community Gardens I’m sure it will be done in no time.
At last, my stewardship work has come to an end. I’ve had a great time getting out into the community and taking my class room work to the next level. It was hard work, but in the end it was well worth it!
Visit and Work Day at Mill Creek Urban Farm: 3 hours
Tree Planting Event: 4 1/2 hours
Groundbreaking Day with Temple Community Garden: 3 hours
Early this morning, I attended the groundbreaking day for the new garden site with the Temple Community Garden. Located behind the red walls on Broad Street and Norris, the new site for the garden is rather large.
This was exciting for me to see because when I attended a TCG meeting earlier in the semester, TCG was loosing their original garden site which would be transformed into a parking lot!
The soil of the lot was very rocky, muddy, and filled with weeds and various debris. When I arrived, the TCG members had already begun to weed a section of land and spread mulch. Because the soil quality is so poor, raised beds will be used for growing. I helped weed out some of the many weeds that filled the property while others spread mulch, build wooden beds, or removed debris.
It was a beautiful day and it was great to become part of something with in our very own Temple community and see an empty lot beginning to be transformed into practical green space. Working with the Temple Community Garden was a great experience and I hope to work with them more in the future.