Here's the thing - who doesn't have FOUR HOURS one time a year to give to others? We all do. I decided this year that I needed to do something more. Having never participated in Go Cincinnati before - I decided not only was I going to volunteer - I was going to be a team lead!
Giving Garden in Kennedy Heights. They've taken a property that did house a major drug ring posing as a landscaping business and have transformed it into a future community garden. Luckily - with Crossroads help - "future" just came a lot sooner!
As you can see above- they put together a LOT of garden boxes ahead of time for us. They plan on doing a host of things with this space (corner of Montgomery Rd & Tyne):
* Reclaim disused, vacant, blighted property
* Provide gardening education & programming
* Foster the beautification of public spaces
They're going to have gardening classes, community garden plots, a raise & release butterfly program, a greenhouse, composting area and so much more!!!!
This was a hella-task and our day started early but we all had such a great time. Everybody jumped in and just took care of business.
Also - Pleasant Ridge & Kennedy Heights are having an Art & the Garden Weekend in June. It features a garden tour of homes in the two neighborhoods. Some of the folks from the Giving Garden have their homes on the tour. I went a couple of years ago and LOVED IT! You might even bump into me on this year's tour - I'm already looking forward to it.
If you'd like to find out more about working with Giving Garden - email firstname.lastname@example.org.
And next year - get off your butts and volunteer with Go Cincinnati! You don't have to go to Crossroads to do it - but chances are someone you know did it. We had over 6000 volunteers work on 350 projects around the city. All of us - giving back to this great city - cuz we love Cincinnati!