This last workday was, typically, fantastic. 100 people showed up and cleared all of the grass from around the garden beds, painted garden signs with chalkboard paint (it's an experiment we'll keep you posted about), and ate delicious tamales.
But what made this workday really special was the incredible kindness and generosity of Whole Foods supermarket. Mac and Mike from Whole Foods and Bill from Community Recycling donated 22,000 lbs of beautiful black compost that is made from the supermarket's old vegetables and is 100% organic.
Not only did they drop off this huge truckload of black gold but they and their volunteer outreach team stayed around to shovel it into the garden in wheelbarrows and to help with all of the weeding that needed to get done, too! They worked tirelessly for hours, smiling the whole time, to help the 24th Street Elementary School garden, and were a joy to have in the garden. We cannot thank them enough!