|Girls welcoming our new lawnmower donated by Mike Watkins|
Also, Ms. Anthony complained about finding youngsters on her property during restricted hours playing in the rain barrels (thus, wasting precious water during this dreadful drought). She chased them away and spoke with their supervising adult.
Then, Barb generously donated a sandbox for the toddlers of adult gardeners to play while their parents gardened. However, it had become the neighborhood gathering place for all of the kids whenever the gates are open. They do not come to garden or to learn, but to play in the sand box. (There is no playground in the area). It’s hard to get them to focus on anything else sometimes, so we have to close the box during youth meetings. It’s also been an effort to get them to clean up after themselves after they’ve played. However, we are making progress.