RSCG Thrivent Action Team Event

We kicked off the 2015 garden season by hosting a Thrivent Action Team event. Thank you to Thrivent members and garden supporters, Ray and Viki Weglarz, for selecting the Ryan Street Community Garden to host the event.

The Thrivent Action Team program is part of Thrivent's Living Generously outreach initiative that empowers their members to make an impact in their community through financial giving. Action Teams receive a $250 Community Impact Card to use as seed money to purchase project supplies and create promotional materials.

Great weather and a great turnout (over 20 people) for opening day of the garden season.

Our Action Team focused on raising awareness about the important role our community garden serves:
The Ryan Street Community Garden provides Hancock residents the opportunity to grow healthy, affordable, fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs for their households. It also serves as a place for social interaction and creates a beautiful and educational landmark in the community demonstrating ecologically-sound and climate appropriate practices.
The main event activity was building a community composting system for the garden. A big thank you to Rick Loduha for helping with the design and construction.

Preparing the site for the new compost bins.

Assembling the cedar frame for the 3-bin system.

Many hands move the assembled bins in to place.

In place and ready to put the removable front slats in.
Fully assembled and in operation.

The Free Little Library returned to its summer location.