Preparing our corner plantings for Winter with help from neighbors and friends

This past Saturday  CANA was joined by several neighbors, ours friends and Third Unitarian Church, Christ the King High School and Jahmal Cole of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools. While the weather was bit harsh, the students of Christ the King were ready to work regardless. We started the day off with a little history about the CANA organization before heading out with gloves and gardening tools to the corner plantings on Washington Blvd. The teams removed weeds and spread a new layer of mulch on six corners in spite of the light drizzle.  During the outing, CANA member Judge Marianne Jackson held court with several young students about planning a positive life filled with life long learning. Attorney Ann Miller- Jordan provide gardening expertise to several students who seemed to enjoyed her British accent just as much. Our president Serethea Reid led discussions before and after. Roger Masson and his daughter of 3rd Church also joined us for the days activities. We all returned to the Church after the work to enjoy a lunch provided by Judge Jackson and Bea Hardy. A special thanks to Maureen Darcy for logistics support from 3rd Church.