Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Gardening at CitySquare Community Garden, Dallas, TX

On Thursday, April 21, five employees from the Aidmatrix Dallas office joined with CitySquare’s charitable clinic social worker, Kathy Bennett, to garden in CitySquare Charitable Clinic’s community garden. Patients of the Diabetes program at the clinic are tasked with upkeep of the community garden and also enjoy the ‘vegetables’ of their labor. Additionally, Kathy works with numerous volunteer groups such as ours to support their efforts.

We spent the morning composting, weeding, and preparing the garden beds before planting tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, and marigolds. Artist Debby Conner and Miguel Medina spent the morning painting bricks and flat stones for the garden paths. Despite a gentle sprinkling of rain, we accomplished all our tasks and eagerly anticipate the ‘tomato’ and status report of our efforts.

"With so much of our time spent in the office, it is great to get out once in a while and interact with the people that our technology is benefiting on a daily basis. Hopefully our work in the garden will provide future clinic patients with tasty vegetables to bring home and share with their families." -Graham Caywood, Aidmatrix Program Specialist

Thanks to Kathy, Debby, and the other friends we met. We look forward to gardening with you again in the future!

Charlotte Medley, Office Manager

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