Randalls Island Park Alliance

Downtown to Uptown

In What's in Bloom on August 27, 2012 at 11:39 am

By Phyllis Odessey

9AM to 3PM can seem like a long time, especially to volunteers.  On Friday, 17 students from New York University Project Outreach were surprised, when I said shovels down; rakes on the ground; trowels in the bucket; times up!
We had three major tasks for our volunteers to accomplish.  (1)Adding 45 yards of compost to the September 11 memorial planting site for 30,000 daffodil bulbs Wards Island. (2)Planting hosta in The White Garden. (3) Edging the perimeter of  The White Garden.  All three tasks were accomplished and everyone had a smile on their face.  We are especially grateful to all our volunteers for their help, persistence and resilience.

August 24th was unique.  Claire Baldi and Fanny Mei , NYU Project OutReach leaders handed us a thank you gift and this very kind note at the end of the day.


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