Here is a couple pictures from the Florida clean up day that we had this morning but first my cool new shirt with my new bling.
For those of you who don't know we have 2 community garden projects that is called #EATING project and we started with support from Mgoblogers so the pictures you are looking at are from the First garden in me and Martavious Odoms hometown Pahokee, Florida. It is called the H.O.P.E. Garden
Our new project here in Michigan is in Flint and we are putting a garden on an Alumni' grandma's old houses lot and also workign with 2 Elementary Schools to create gardening programs through the school year and summer to get the lead out their bodies.
You can read more and support Flint #EATING effort by coming to help and at our gofundme at https://www.gofundme.com/feedflint (or feedflint.org)
Everyone I know the loss was hard but the guys really played their best and this was a total shocker. With that being said we are only going to get stronger and losses like this only bring the team closer.
1. Flint - this Saturday (10/24) we will have a clean up day at our new site - weather permiting. We have five lots by the elementary school. On Cottage Grove on the east side. I hope some of you can make it and if anyone knows a lot about gardening and winterizing can you inbox me. New email is firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a mower or tools that will help out a lot. We are working on getting our tools for up here and applying for grants.
2. Pahokee - You may recognize a good friend in the front row of the first picture (kneeling). We had 50 youth ouy and the mayor, the football team with the national honors society. We planted 20 guave trees, and some coconut trees and the back of the banana trees. Cleaned up and made our city beautiful.
Yeah, he already did one a few months back, but it's always good to get the word out about the great work he and other Wolverines have been doing.
(I realize there's a topic about the Yahoo article but I wanted to highlight the Reddit AMA that's hopefully still going on - mods, apologies in advance if I'm piggybacking with an uncessary separate forum topic)
Yahoo! has an article about Vincent Smith's (and friends) Hope for Pahokee project. The writing is lacking a lot of information on the actual project and mostly focuses on "the Hit that changed the world."
The name of his project isn't even mentioned in this article!
I guess Yahoo! at least tried to spread the word, right?
It feels good to be back in Ann Arbor for the first game. If any one has a spot we can hangout on saturday and use for head quaders to sell our T-shirts that will be good. Thanks for the support.
For contact : Teampahokee@gmail.com