Farm Art

We had a great blend of volunteers Saturday morning in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden. A college alumni group joined several individual volunteers who signed up via HandsOn Greater Richmond, and the finishing touches were applied to the Fall crop of broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage.

Special thanks to Corey Humphrey – Manager of Leadership Programs for the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce – who led his team of alumni from The College of Wooster (Ohio) for a morning of service work. Saturday (9/17) was a coordinated Day of Service across the entire U.S. for College of Wooster alumni.

Special thanks also to Leigh Dorris, a Capital One associate and repeat CKG volunteer, whose experience in the CKG put her in the position of team leader, supervising the completion of a wide variety of tasks.

We placed one-half of the cauliflower and broccoli under row covers in an effort to prevent insect damage. The resulting canopies evoke a sculptural effect, particularly dramatic on Saturday against a gray, late September weather front.

If we had obtained bright orange fabric we could be emulating a "wrap" project by the artist Christo.
The Wooster alumni group with a couple of ringers. Corey was such an adept promoter he convinced two University of Richmond students (Vojin - front left, Geoff - front right) to don Wooster apparel for the photo.

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