The Waiting Game

Prodigal Sons and Daughters Redirection Services, Inc. can finally see the light at the end of the long tunnel that was winter! While we can’t throw our coats into storage just yet, it seems as though Mother Nature has heard our pleas. There’s an old axiom that goes, “March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb” that kept our frosty New Jersey hearts going. But unfortunately for us, March definitely did not go out like a lamb.
Though our calendars announced the arrival of spring, the weather refused to calm down. In that regard, we’ve been waiting for the weather to warm up before we start any gardening related activities.
So we’ve been focusing on taking care of the behind-the-scenes details of scheduling events with our various community partners and their respective organizations. There can never be too many hands involved when cultivating a community garden and so we are happy that we’re strengthening our community bonds with volunteers from International Youth Organization, Newark Community Solutions, our neighborhood Home Depot, and the Public Relations Department of the Newark Fire Department as well. We’re happy to count these various organizations as part of our allies, and will continue to develop relationships with other like-minded groups to help us increase awareness for this important cause.
Slowly but surely the weather seems to be warming up and with that, we’ll be able to get into the nitty gritty of getting seeds into the Earth. But for now, we’re content to enjoy the sunshine as it comes, and even the rain showers that have arrived with April’s arrival.
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A potato cultivated right from the soil of Newark, NJ

A potato cultivated right from the soil of Newark, NJ

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