So, I've been totally swamped and consumed with this service project I've been putting together these last weeks. Hence, MIA from the blogging world. My spare time has been devoted to making phone calls to community leaders, talking or emailing high school contacts, trying to work with scouts..etc. So, I've been busy but I've been loving it! I got on my service project blog tonight to post about my experience today. So, check it out if you'd like to see what I did today.
Anyways, I'll tell you how it all came about. For the last two years, I've been volunteering my time with helping out a grassroots service initiative called 42 in 42. My husband's mission companion started it to inspire people to lead a service project in their community or join a cause to serve. It's 42 projects in 42 days. It doesn't start until April 16. This year, I really wanted to help out with more than just editing and writing press releases and media stuff....I wanted to lead a project!
After some phone calls and some tweaking the Silo Park Garden Project emerged! A local park grows a garden each year with vegetables and flowers. They usually have the city running the veggie part but this year with budget cuts were seeking volunteers to help. I called about a different idea and this one fell into my lap! I wanted to start a community garden and here it was. The only thing is, which I think is even better, all the food harvested is donated to local charities each year. The perks of a community garden are all there except we don't eat the fruits of our labor. :)
With spring break, general conference and easter, we didn't have a great turnout this morning for the planting of the cabbage, broccoli and the strawberries, but that means it can only get better next Saturday.
Read here for my post today.