Marcus Mundy, Charlene McGee and me. If we look cold, it's because it was 22 degrees at this work party for the African Women's Coalition/Urban League's Urban garden at North Beech/Albina in February. I helped put out the cardboard, then vamoosed (I'd promised my staff I wouldn't stay, since I was getting over pneumonia, but I felt like a wimp). A dozen hardier volunteers worked all morning putting down lime and compost, and building raised bed containers to prepare a vacant lot for gardening this year. Those folks are truly dedicated. I'm hoping for warmer weather for the planting party in April.
Photograph courtesy of Kyle Weismann-Yee, Communications Associate. Advocacy and Civic Engagement Department, Urban League of Portland.