The Boys and Girls club ended their summer at the club this week, and some spent one of their last mornings with LEAD Agency at the garden they planted this spring. They learned to work and enjoy the hard work gardening can be. They learned to work in pairs and in small groups and ultimately to see the efforts a group is able to accomplish. Every week we toured the garden seeing the changes different plants made as they struggled for awhile during the deluge of rains we had early in the season and then when the rains returned and hit us again. The children learned that poor soil makes it hard for plants to root and thrive. They learned the importance of compost and the benefits it provides to the plants. They learned the art of weeding and the joy of getting the whole root out! And the particular delight in getting rid of the "Devil's Shoelace."
Rebecca is the Executive Director of LEAD Agency and one of its founding members. She also serves as the Tar Creekkeeper with the Waterkeeper Alliance.