It started with a comment on my Turtle Boy Facebook page from Cathy Walsh (Sprout!). She mentioned that Turtle Boy had a lot of weeds and that we should go clean up a bit. I thought it was a great idea and so did about 20 other people so on Sunday (June, 27) we all headed out to the Worcester Common and took care of it. (Thank you, Kate Toomey for helping us with the permit)
The group of volunteer landscapers did a fantastic job! Turtle Boy’s weeds are gone and there’s now some beautiful mulch donated by Kate Toomey (Thank you for that too, Kate!).
We didn’t just accomplish a task, we had fun. Many of us had only met via the Internet so it was great to finally meet in person. Others were already good friends. This wasn’t just about gardening, it was about being part of the community. Go see everyone’s pictures on Facebook, NOW!
Before: What a Mess!
Finishing The Job
The Losers of the Battle
Thank you to all that came out. It was hot. The weeds were fierce and the bugs were many. We even braved some ‘hazardous waste’ (Thank you WPD for the speedy response!) But the whole crew battled to the end, even the shortest members of the team stuck with it. Go humans! Down with weeds!