When the season gets thick with work, it takes some real teamwork to get it all done. As most of the staff is engaged with keeping the programs rich and lively- it takes some busy hands to keep the wilds at bay and the physical resources flowing.
It is then time to let the teens shine. With some TUF love the veggies get harvested, the various piles of stone and brush move along, the weeds vanish, bunnies get plenty of TLC, and droopy plants get nourished. While braving the heat and weight of the labor, the teens grow their skills and find enjoyment and satisfaction in this work.
As a late season turbocharge, The Learning Web folks brought their team of eager helpers to better the Garden with many more hands set to work. They helped clear the growing Virginia Creepers, Bindweed, micro debris, and even braved the mud of the Bioswale to clear sediment for better catchment of the rain.
As we come to the end of our TUF season, we are filled with hope and gratitude for their interest and the efforts that help our dear garden shine even brighter. Thank you to the teens, Rane Bullion of Youth Employment Services, and The Learning Web team!
The summer would have been so much less productive and vibrant without you.