It’s finally not freezing here in Chicago and for the first time, it felt like spring on Sunday/Earth Day.
Despite the lack of green currently growing, I joined a volunteer event with My Block My Hood My City and Heartland Alliance to get their urban garden ready for planting in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.
Over 200 people showed up! My group was set to weeding the beds and then filling them in with fresh compost.
We got to dig, pull, rake, and shovel for a couple hours, getting the ground ready for planting.
All the fresh vegetables produced from the garden go to benefit local food pantries and feed families all across Chicago.
Overall, it was a great afternoon spent outside, in a new neighborhood, helping feed others in my city.
What did you do for Earth Day?