The Stoddart Avenue Community Garden will be celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. with two projects:
- Oakland Nursery has again generously donated a flat of cold weather crops (i.e., broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, greens, etc.) to plant in the neighborhood plots along Cherry Street. If the wood chips are delivered today, we will then be spreading wood chips on the paths, along the fence line and around the raised beds. If our human tiller and motor tiller can find each other and dry ground this afternoon, we will begin planting in our plots.
- We will be supporting the Franklin Park Neighborhood Block Watch inaugural event by assisting with a litter clean up of Stoddart Avenue and the alley between Stoddart Avenue and Morrison. Jeff picked up litter clean-up supplies (i.e., trash bags, and litter grabbers) from Keep Columbus Beautiful to help us in this effort. This is a particularly important endeavor because someone broke into our shed on Wednesday night, completely broke off the latch and disposed of the lock and then took our hand tiller/cultivator and garden rake. They apparently also took one of our blueberry bushes. Sigh:( The cultivator and rake have our intials -- SACG -- written onto them, so please keep your eyes out for them.
Then, weather permitting, we may have a cookout or head over to the Growing Hearts and Hands Community Garden on Oak Street between Miller and Kelton for their cookout on their Community Garden's Opening Work Day.
There will be free seeds and other goodies for volunteers.
Many hands make light work . . . .. The more the merrier. . . . . . You get the picture.
Be there or be square!