Orchard Steward John S. meets at the Meadowbrook Orchard each Wednesday with Mark M., the Rec Leader at Meadowbrook Teen Center. He brings a cadre of young students from the local schools (Nathan Hale HS and Jane Addams MS) to help out, give back and engage on the important issues around food production, food security and urban garden learning.
The first visit with Mark and the group was informational. Having an outdoor learning experience helps connect ideas with action. A great opportunity for all to engage, exchange and support future efforts.
In follow up visits they have spent time in the Apple Orchard and the East Orchard, clearing weeds and mulching with the volunteer time they give. Great energy and helping hands make the work light for all. Thank you Mark and our future leaders.