Garden Workday w/ the MFC

16 Oct

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Today the MFC was proud to have gotten their collective hands dirty. After attending several high profile events featuring the mothership and all that she can provide, today we were armed only with gloves for our helping hands. Early this morning Adam, his brother Joe and I drove up to Dawes Elementary School in Evanston to help out with their annual fall garden workday.

When we rolled up we were warmly greeted by a lovely woman named Lynn Hyndman, the volunteer garden coordinator. After some quick salutations we were promptly showed to our task…digging up bushes and trees. It was 3 red dogwoods and 2 alders, versus 3 guys from the MFC (plus some help from new friend Sue at Northwestern). Together the 4 of us conquered nature with shovels, saws, blood, sweat and tears.

In addition to lending some manual labor to the school garden, Adam and I gave a small presentation to the group of volunteers who were interested in our project. Reaching out to a variety of audiences is truly one of the great strengths we have in promoting our message.

And last but not least, at the end of our 4 hour shift we were led to the big harvest table where all the children had gathered the last of the edibles for the season. Our gracious host Lynn told us to take home whatever we could carry. On display were cherry tomatoes, basil, oregano, carrots, sage, peppers galore, turnips, eggplants and many more. All in all, a great day!


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