What a Saturday! The earth moved. Along with trees, blueberries, elderberries, raspberries, red currants, hazelnuts, and flowers.
Never, ever, ever, have I seen so much happening all at once north of Main. See photo gallery here. Saturday, April 25, 2009, was Clean Up America day - and we did.
Who showed up to plant things, clean up, take down dangerous trees, celebrate family learning, and invest in our future food self-reliance and good health? People who live here, study here, worship here, intern here, or just came for the day all pitched into a glorious explosion of big projects. LexFusion (young people) and Communality (more young people), Transylvania University students in a philosophy class called "The Individual in Society" (or something close), a fraternity full of strong looking fellows who had reportedly had an exciting Friday night, Seedleaf, Martin Luther King Neighborhood Association, Living Arts and Science Center (children, families), and -- winner of the Most Audible prize -- an amazing number of big trucks and big equipment from a large number of Lexington's tree service companies.
No words for a day like this - it will move us forward more steps than we can count. A thousand "thank-yous" to the dozens who sweated for posterity.