April 29, 2012


For our March volunteer event, The Tenfold Forty volunteered at the Girard Children's Community Garden in Northwest DC.  I'll be honest, I'm not what you would call "outdoorsy."  It's not so much that I mind being out-of-doors, it's more that I mind getting my hands dirty, literally and figuratively.  However, I had a really great time planting radishes, weeding, pruning, and generally cleaning up the garden.  

Girard Children's Community Garden

Girard Children's Community Garden

Girard Children's Community Garden

In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I was inspired to clean up our front yard at home.  What I neglected to consider is that since I don't do much gardening, I had no idea that yard work uses muscles that I didn't even know that I had.  My back and legs were sore for days afterward, but I really enjoyed playing in the dirt.  I'm not saying that my black thumb has turned green, but I'm making progress.

front walkway before

front walkway three hours, four trashbags, and one rat sighting later

1 comment:

  1. What a nice way to spend a day! Gardening is no joke - treat yo' self to some gardener knee pads :)