People who leave Crescent City on Friday afternoons and stay out of town until returning to work on Monday will have a big surprise next week. Where there is just a vacant lot this week, there will be a new community garden come Monday. If you haven't already heard the news, there is a huge community volunteer day happening this Saturday, May 21st, at the Wellness Center campus on Northcrest and Washington.
Fifty raised beds are going to be assembled, put in place, and filled with the lucious enhanced dirty fines produced by Del Norte's own Eco-Nutrients. We're expecting a big turnout, but we'll still take volunteers, especially those who come bearing shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, staple guns, tin snips or metal shears, and power screwdrivers. In a few hours, bare, compacted dirt will be covered by fertile soil in raised beds.
The fun begins at 10am and we'll have coffee in the morning and lunch around noon. Under-18 volunteers are welcome, but will need a parent's signature on a release form in order to work. The event is weather-dependent -- if it's raining lightly or misting off and on, check back here to see if it's still on. We want our gardeners to be able to start growing, so we won't be easily scared by a little rain! If you have questions before the event, you can call Connor at 464-9190 ext. 119 for more information.