Early this August Dorothy and John Fojtik led an all-volunteer crew of Union School families in a serious clean-up of the beloved Readers’ Garden. It is the most serene, inviting outdoor oasis at Union School- a very special outdoor room for reading, reflection and events.
“Our crew was small but mighty,” said Dorothy. “The families took the job very seriously and spent most of the day on it.”
Thanks go to Marcus Barrows and his mother; David Bittner; Olivia and Andrew Kafka and their father, Doug; Irena and Yanna Zervas and their mother, Helen; Hannah and Max Sams, their toddler sister Caroline, her twin Will, and their mother, Hilary; and Preston, Grantham, Pearson, and Sydnie Schlagheck, and their mother NiCole. The Fojtiks and their children, Jonathan, Matthew, and Emily, have more volunteer events planned for the year ahead. They hope to engage classrooms in planting, composting, and other events that will engage children in beautifying the Readers’ Garden and grounds.
Dorothy reports that the kids helped a lot! In addition to weeding, “they ate a lot of donuts, found a praying mantis, collected pill bugs and worms, and even rescued a baby bird and put it back into its nest!”