Today was Arbor Day, and I figured it was as good of day as any to end my blogging hiatus. We celebrated by attending the Arbor Day ceremony at the Oasis Community Garden on 24th Street and Monroe.
Oasis Community Garden Chairwoman, Brenda Kees, addressed the group of Home Depot employees, city workers, Junior Leaguers, and other volunteers, "Growing something allows you to take part in the process of creation, and we are creating a community."
The Oasis Community Garden is a project developed by Junior League of Ogden, intended to help residents obtain fresh food for their families and promote community, all while creating an inviting outdoor space. The 1.7-acre lot has been transformed into a beautiful area over the last few years, and the 35 trees donated by Home Depot today will enhance the serenity of the area.
Stop by and take a look at the progress sometime. Better yet, come help! Workdays take place Saturdays from 9:00 am to noon, and there are plenty of projects (and snacks) for workers of all ages. Garden plots are now available for planting and require a $25 donation to help cover water costs for the season. Call the Junior League of Ogden 801.393.2540 or Terra Venture Real Estate 801.393.1188 for more information.
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It has been a busy few weeks and I hope to find time to post pictures from some of the things we have been doing: Kids in the Kitchen (including Rachel and Lucy's newspaper debut), Alice in Wonderland ballet, OPAPO fundraiser dinner, Dinosaur Park, Steve's trip to Seattle, Tulip Festival, baptisms, dinner at James and Dona's house (which has now been declared "better than Lagoon"), lunch with the mayor, a field trip to the alpaca farms, and 1845 text messages. Seriously, I just got my cell phone statement.