Sunday, April 12, 2009

Open the gates!

We had an astonishingly large turnout on sunny Saturday April 4th for Ginkgo's official opening day for 2009. All told something like 30 volunteers came along to help tidy up the garden and get it in shape for the growing season. Chicago Cares and DePaul University brought large crews, and these were supplemented with a broad array of individual volunteers, both familiar faces and new ones.

Tasks on opening day included removing the anti-rabbit fences and row cover; trash-picking, leaf-sweeping and Ginkgo-fruit removal; compost turning; endless restacking of chicken-wire rolls; and the creation of a brand-new potato bed from lumber (of the tree-derived and plastic kinds.)