This morning, J & I joined a community garden! I am curious & excited to participate in a predominately black-led community organization. After a meeting in a nearby VFW hall, we found our newly assigned plot, imagined the path of the sun & discovered a patch of mint while several older southerners watched over the garden & smoked cigarettes. On our way out, one man called us over & offered to till our plot. Digging out the mint will be our first task of the season, but for today I picked a few handfuls for tea. 400 glorious square feet.
At a restaurant down the street, we drew out 6 iterations of our plot layout over cups of coffee. We walked the two miles home through Forest Hills Cemetery & now are settling into an afternoon at our desks. Choices for a grey day:
Rag rug, Bookstore, Homemade pizza dough.