May 12, 2012…The Garden Starts Here!

 It was not just another Saturday in the city.  A bunch of school kids, some parents and the usual cast of “suspects”…Bonnie Odom-Brown of BE Culturally Exposed, Maura Ryan-Kaiser and her family, a host of volunteers that included my sister Jenni, new friend of the garden…Norma, Jan Sansom (Hi Jan!), and myself, the founder of Project Sweet Tomato, Arthur Littsey took it upon ourselves to make yet another footprint in the sands of time.  On Saturday May 12, 2012 another chapter in the Nolan Elementary-Middle School began.  Let’s hear everybody say…Ain’t No Stopping Us Now…GO TEAM GO!

On this day we planted new vegetables, checked the sole holdover from last year (Garlic) and built two new raised beds.  The day was filled with a lot of hard work, fun, food and beverages.  This year we had help from a new sponsor, Michigan First Credit Union and from an old friend, Mazin Shina of Imperial Supermarket (8 Mile Rd and Dequindre/Belmont Shopping Center) as well as support and materials from our buddies from the Garden Resource Program/Greening of Detroit.  Yes, we took a lot of pictures…so take a look at all the work we did and the fun we had!!!

COFFEE…Where’s My Coffee?

It’s here somewhere????????

What’s my motivation? It’s in the METHOD, man…the method!

Still, we are off to a better start than the Tigers!

Did you see the color of those gloves?

What have we here?

Reviewing proper watering technique

Welcome to the “He-Man Woman Hater’s Club”

Now if you see any snakes…

We can fix this so no one will notice…

Diggin’ those Potatoes!

Now tell me again, whose idea was this?

Everybody’s hard at work except for the person that took this picture!

Time to get the grillin’ going!

Everybody’s worked up an appetite!

I told you to get here earlier!!!


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      Thanks! It was a fun-filled day. Maybe you and some of your friends will be able to come out next year or anytime? The more the merrier!

      • 3

        Yeah that would be sweet! I’m a student at Wayne State and we, students, are always searching for volunteer options with great organizations in the city. Thanks for the info. I’ll stay posted for more in the future.

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    Johnny Ace said,

    Great photo essay. Looks like a lot of work got done and yet everyone still had fun. Keep on rocking in the free world!

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