The Garden is beautiful as ever, and not just because everywhere one looks there is fruit, fun, flower, and foliage. So many content people enjoying the day exploring and experiencing together.
Among and supporting these folks, you will find our TUF teens.
In collaboration with Youth Employment Services, these Teen Urban Farmers (TUF) choose to begin their employment experience with ICG.
Behind the scenes they are weeding, creating, planting, and generally beautifying the Garden on most mornings. Improving the Garden and growing the skills needed to keep it shining, they also maintain open minds and a positive work ethic that makes each task so much more light.
Aside from pulling mountains of weeds, they have taken on weaving a basket nest on the outskirts of the Wildflower Meadow, creating new planting spaces, and engaging the host of tasks that emerge.
Thanks in large part to their work, the support of the visiting teen crew from the Learning Web (thank you Learning Web!) and other volunteers- the gravel path is looking more fresh by the day.
So if you happen to see some hard working teens on site, give a kind word or at least appreciate the knowledge that there is hope for a world where teens choose to support the Garden with their efforts.