Volunteering with City Blossoms

 Mika and Hannah G. checking out the garden harvest. (Photo by Hannah Cather) 

Mika and Hannah G. checking out the garden harvest. (Photo by Hannah Cather) 

Mika Weinstein (left) worked with FRN last year, and while we miss her dearly, she's currently doing awesome things with Food Corps and City Blossoms.  Through her, our team was able to volunteer at Cleveland Elementary School in the Shaw/Howard neighborhood of DC. We had a great time weeding, mulching, painting and listening to the children play after school. Cleveland's garden is popular with the students - many of them came running over as soon as the bell rang!

 

"It was incredible seeing FRN's former Member Support Vista in action at her new position with City Blossoms! You could tell that the students were really excited about the garden at Cleveland Elementary, and it felt great to work on the garden for an afternoon - knowing that students get so much joy out of it." - Mia Zavalij 

 Cam harvesting some Swiss chard. (Photo by Hannah Cather)

Cam harvesting some Swiss chard. (Photo by Hannah Cather)

 Erin, Jamie, Cassidy and Sara painting signs for the garden.  (Photo by Hannah Cather)

Erin, Jamie, Cassidy and Sara painting signs for the garden.  (Photo by Hannah Cather)

 Mia enjoying some of the herbs from the garden. (Photo by Hannah Cather)

Mia enjoying some of the herbs from the garden. (Photo by Hannah Cather)

 The FRN Team + Mika 

The FRN Team + Mika 

Thank you, Mika, for giving us this fun opportunity to give back to our community! Don't stop being a leader!