Thursday, June 14, 2012
Heroes of the Day: SACG Benefits from Urban Connections Volunteer Invasion
It’s time for the annual Urban Connections Vacation Bible School. This brings a lot of out-of-town volunteers to stay in the neighborhood for a week and help with all of the youth activities, like a scavenger hunt, a skating excursion, swimming and, yesterday, a visit to Ohio Caverns. Six of the volunteers -- from the Dover Ohio Alliance Church -- stayed behind to help Cathy and me at the SACG in the afternoon. Luckily, we had beautiful weather (unlike the scorcher from two years ago). I put together a long to-do list and put weeding the four abandoned plots at the top of that list. They did an awesome job and filled three of our compost bins to the top with all of the weeds they pulled. While four of the ladies pulled weeds, two of the teens volunteered to shovel and move wood chips from the annex. (You may recall that we had six loads delivered when we really only needed two). Now we have room for another raised bed and/or a picnic table. While they pulled weeds and shoveled chips, I pulled the pernicious morning glory weeds that had started growing in the paths and Cathy planted tomato seedlings (with compost I brought from home).
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