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What do you do with a mountain
of leaves?


 


Saturday, October 26, 2013: On the last official day of the Gardens clean-up, the regular Gardens volunteers were joined by an industrious crew of  twenty or so Latter Day Saints Church members. 

They raked, they gathered, they hauled and they created a mountain of leaves that will magically, through the natural forces of nature, turn into superb compost that will be used to enrich our many garden beds. 


This annual leaves-raking bee - which took close to three hours to complete - was organized by Dave MacDonald.

Thank you Dave and sincere thanks to all the volunteers!



Young ones mixing in soil with the leaves
 



"I don't work this hard at home!"



What a great day to be outside.
 



This is easier that stuffing leaves in bags!



"I think I need a wider rake."
 



One big mountain of leaves!!

We are also grateful for the assistance and ongoing help of many young missionaries. In fact, this year alone they have contributed close to 200 hours of volunteer time towards our garden project.

Much of this time was spent spreading mulch throughout the tree groves in the forest and assisting elsewhere as needed.



Elders Henderson, Short, Pauli and Tesimale came all the way from England, Utah and California to spend time working in our gardens. Thank you.

 



Their ongoing contribution is very much appreciated.

 

 

 


“Kindness in words
      creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking
      creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving
      creates love.”
               
- Lao Tzu