While it’s typically the season of spring cleaning, you had an entire winter trapped in the house to reorganize your closet. So why not venture out to help out, by volunteering in metro Detroit’s great outdoors?
Our green spaces, which spend all winter collecting litter, larger debris and (this year) an unsettling number of masks and gloves, certainly could use the love. Neighborhoods need beautifying; trees need planting; gardens need weeding — all perfect activities if you’re trying to stay socially distanced, get your body moving and find community connection as the pandemic lingers.
At Big Green’s 60-plus learning gardens at schools across metro Detroit, more volunteers than usual are needed this year to ready the plots for seasonal planting. With many teachers and students staying home, the gardens, built and stewarded by the national nonprofit’s small regional staff, are in need of some serious tending.
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