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Friday, September 24, 2010

Spring(Fall) Cleaning...

Well, this morning started off with a bit of a scavenger hunt. We've been making frequent use of the Eckerd recycling truck this week which is used communally on campus by different organizations. With the frequent use of the truck and it's lack of a true home, one never really knows where the truck might be. Usually it's parked near Beta Complex or in the Old Library Loop, but today was not the norm. Long story short, we checked Beta, old library loop, the Nu/Omega parking lot, and the Beta parking lot again with no avail. As a last ditch effort we headed to the Forrer parking lot, and thank goodness our forest green and badly battered friend was there! We filled the truck with cardboard from the mailroom and the on campus recycling center and headed out to Lakewood.

There is so much left to be done before the garden is in working condition. We need to rake up all the grass that flourished over the summer between the beds, turn the 3 sisters' bed with manure, lay down cardboard and new mulch, replant the pineapple plant that were knocked over this summer, reorganize the shed and mix in the new dirt from the compost into all of the beds to name a few item off the endless checklist. Needless to say, even as a veteran to the garden this all seems daunting. Yet, we grabbed another load of mulch and staked the watermelon before I left. Tommy and Vivian continued after I left since I unfortunately have class at 10 am.

Small steps I keep telling myself. Each shift will progress on the list and it will dwindle. We will have a gorgeous garden in no time ready to accept the classes that will prosper from the information and experiences it can provide.

PS I apologize for the lack of pictures, I've been struggling to upload them for 30 minutes now, and I believe technology is winning this battle. I'll see if I can add them in tomorrow!

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