I need to get some pictures of Bookworm Gardens, which is still under construction. I've been asked to join its board of directors. I wanted to go over there tonight, but Sam has a fever. Check them out HERE. It is a children's book-themed garden, intended to provide a space where children can read, play, and explore and learn about our environment. More pictures on their Flickr site HERE. I've been asked to be on boards before, but have turned most of them down. However, I really like the mission of this organization, and given the way my kids read and how much they love to play outside, it's a good match for me. And it is a group of people that I don't really know, so it's a chance to meet a new circle of friends with common interests.
I've also just joined the board of directors of Nourish. Nourish "creates collaborations between local farmers and volunteers to share meals inspired by fresh, local ingredients with struggling families who deserve to eat well." Visit their website HERE. Here's an example of what
I'm doing my first tour sometime in June.
Why these new activities? I want to keep busy, and spend my time on rewarding pursuits. I have a chance to do things I couldn't or wouldn't before. And they look like fun.