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Filed Under (4/5's, Community) by jaruszewiczc on 11-09-2014

 

Today is National Service Day. Lexa Keane, urban gardening coordinator in our Grounds Department, knew from her supervisor Paty Cowden that we were interested in the concept of ‘vertical gardening.’ She teamed up with Allyson Bloom, Americorps VISTA, who helps create one-time service events for the Center for Civic Engagement. They proposed a project to us that we were delighted to accept and facilitate. Lexa and Allyson brought about a dozen volunteers to ECDC this afternoon who spoke to the children about the National Service Day, and engaged them in helping weed their garden, fill and plant two vertical garden containers that will be affixed to the playground wall inside their garden. The children were thrilled to help and very excited about the plants they chose that include edibles and a variety of colors and textures. They spoke to the children about what they will need to do to nurse the new plants along and keep them healthy. A win-win for everyone!P1020475 P1020481

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