This week, the garden at Smith & Fay Street made so much progress! About a week ago, the lot was littered with downed trees and huge piles of compost. Today, all of the downed trees are cleared (with the exception of some big fat logs), and the mounds of compost are finding themselves into 4ft wide rows across the Western portion of the property. The landscape is finally beginning to look like a garden.
Behind all of this progress are many volunteers. The trees didn’t move themselves and the compost doesn’t align itself in East-West rows by itself. There have been so many hard working volunteers to make all of these things happen. Volunteers from Douglass High School’s Service Learning Club, John Reid’s Environmental Science Class, CCUA’s MU Service Learning Class, Students for Progressive Action, Sustain Mizzou, and other members of the community came out to shovel, rake, push, and pull all in the name of food. Thank you everyone who came out, without support from the community and volunteers, CCUA would not be able to carry out it’s mission of empowering Columbia’s citizens to improve their access to local healthy foods! Keep an eye out on our website and your inbox for updates on more workdays to come.
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