Saying no has always been a challenge. Someday, I suppose I will get around to working on that....
Projects fall out of the sky it seems and this was no exception. We got involved with the city of Altoona's project to host an overnight stop of the RAGBRAI-- (for those who don't know - click the word.) But in hindsight, the ability to play a very small part in this Herculean task is very satisfying and the students have been very receptive and excited to work on the project.
One of the small tasks from the Hospitality committee was to put some beautifying plants around the main areas that the masses of bike riders and support personnel would be frequenting. After several ideas, we settled on these 'buckets'. If your familiar with Kent Livestock Lick-Tubs - you might recognize them. Thanks to Kent Feeds in Altoona donating us 80 tubs sans 'the lick part', and the Metro Waste Authority for the donation of the compost.
We then set about designing and filling these buckets with various plants in order to grow a beautiful pot of plants that can be distributed around town.
In 6 weeks or so, we will be able to set them out -- now if the weather will be as nice in July as it was putting them together in May.
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