TEAM SKIPPING ROPE Blog Post #4 - It’s All Coming Up Roses…Err, Vegetables)
On a glorious Friday afternoon, the awesome members of the sure-to-be-legendary Team Skipping Rope headed to Green Thumbs Growing Kids’s flagship location, the community garden at Winchester Junior/Senior School in the Parliament/Wellesley area. And for those of you in the Toronto area: Could you ask for a better day to be outside gardening?! The answer: No, you could not. (And as awesome as the Edelman TO office is, it was fun to get out and enjoy the sunshine while doing “work”!)
Anyway, I digress - this massive and well-kept Cabbagetown garden seemed like a great place for kids from Winchester and the community to both hang out and pitch in to help maintain. But now it was Edelman’s turn! Under the watchful eyes of curious parents and locals alike, our team set about doing a variety of tasks to help with the gardening and get a feel for the initiative we were supporting.
Intern Meghan takes us on a “tasting tour” of the garden - cilantro, spinach and garlic, oh my! (Don’t fear for our breath - the garlic wasn’t ready to eat)
A beautiful example of a budding head of lettuce.
The students were just getting out of school for the day, and once they saw us mucking about in their garden, a bunch of them were eager to help! (Cue uterus aches from all female team members.)
Case in point: these cute munchkins giving us a hand with adding layers of mulch to the garden pathways. (As one of them happily exclaimed, “I love helping!” Who says people aren’t bringing up their kids right these days?)
As I bang out this blog post and upload more pics and do mass amounts of tweeting to help promote GTGK, more team members are still hard at work at the garden site, so here’s to Team Skipping Rope (and the weather!) - may the domination continue!