Group Gardening at Big Glen Brings ‘A Time to Help’ Together Again
HIGHLAND PARK, MI — It felt almost like normal. Except it wasn’t.
Donning face coverings and staying physically distant from each other, volunteers from A Time to Help gathered for their first project since early March — as in, pre-COVID-19 — on Saturday morning (July 18) at Buckets of Rain, a non-profit urban garden that provides thousands of servings of nutritious produce for the homeless and hungry each year.
As temperatures soared into the 80s, volunteers worked for nearly three hours under the direction of Buckets of Rain garden manager Michelle Lutz. They cleared weeds and grapevines from the fence line and removed spent green beans and cucumber plants from the garden beds so they could join “compost heaven,’’ she said.