Earth Day Columbus website. Four of them arrived and I gave them their choice of projects. Corrie picked the strawberry patch and Marcie, Sean and Lindsay picked the flower beds and vegetable beds. Susan arrived and I asked her to supervise the vegetable beds, but the Sean and Marcie didn’t need any help in that department. So, she helped with the strawberry patch and acted as Chief Morale Officer. These folks weeded the flower beds and removed most of our invasive mint so that I can plant other flowers there. Never fear, we left enough behind to make mint juleps and mojitos and I know that it will grow back anyway. They also weeded the front vegetable bed and planted rows of beets, turnips, and lettuce as well as the cabbage, broccoli and brussels sprout seedlings I picked up. Then, I had them dig up the overgrown garlic that Charlie planted three years ago and that Neal left in place. I gave some to Cathy and Melinda at Kimball Farms, etc. I also planted some in my plot.
Another surprise that we had was a spontaneous donation of two cartons of soda. The house at the corner of Morrison and Cherry has a new owner, who has been diligently making repairs and improvements for the past six months or so. He and his crew were over there working on Saturday, too. Then, early in the afternoon, when it was just us SACG gardeners left, he stopped by and donated two cartons of soda for us to thank us for all of our hard work. It's always nice to be appreciated.