On the very last day of March, a chilly morning brought nine intrepid volunteers to NWP to spread 12 cubic yards of mulch onto the garden beds. Besides offering a warm blanket to cover the soil, this layer will hopefully inhibit some weeds, hold some moisture, and ultimately break down into nutrient rich compost for the plants.
Delivered and dumped into two mulch mountains, the team - armed with wheel barrows, rakes, and an indominable spirit - got to work! They toiled under the sun, listening to alternately soothing and invigorating music, until the mountains were moved and the sidewalks reappeared.
Several of the crew celebrated their accomplishment with eggs and milkshakes at the Trolley Car Diner.
KUDOS to Candido, to Susie, to Angus, to Syd, to Steve, to Mark, to Kate, to Eric & to Janet.