- Native Soil Farm Growing Operation
- Toledo Memorial Day Wall Of Honor Ceremony Remembered
- Toledo Youth Football Camp Begins Today
- Coming Events
While I considered grabbing a few photos at another venue, Aundrea reappeared with Marcial in tow. Clasping my hand in a handshake, he smiled into my eyes, raised his other hand to my shoulder as is apparently his custom, then gently pulled me into airy embrace like those reminiscent of certain European and Latin countries. Stepping back, his eyes still smiling, he offered me a tour of Native Soil Farm’s natural agriculture methods at work.
Completing our circuit, Rebecca led me to the chairs where I sat in the shade of an enormous fruit tree while she shared my water, showed me her trampoline & swing, then exclaimed delightedly when her mother showed up with snacks, offering me some of hers.
After some time - I don’t know how long, really - I rose to bid my farewells, promising to stop in again soon, keep in touch, all the things one says on leaving.
Then I went home and weeded two raised veggie garden beds, abandoned last summer to the infernal wasps & yellowjackets. Sunday I did three more. Monday another two, including one particularly stubborn one requiring all my might.
Those words exchanged on the healing power of working in nature, expressed in the philosophy of natural agricultural methods, seemed to be restoring my once-robust strength. But it was more, I suspect.
P.S. I forgot all about that second photo op.
Native Soil Farm will be at Toledo Thursday Market, opening June 15. Watch also for the next garage sale. (Hint: Cheese Days?)
This just in: Toledo Thursday Market planning meeting slated for 3 p.m. next Thursday (June 8). Applications up on Facebook. PDF doc link here.
Thanks to a Toledo resident for sharing photos of Monday’s moving ritual: It was a nice ceremony...very touching...brought tears to my eyes... but anything patriotic usually does. The Star Spangled Banner song, the pledge of allegiance, etc...always tears in my eyes and that choked-up feeling...
...and for sharing information about CGT’s recent installations at the newly-minted “Honor Garden” as mentioned in The Chronicle’s article Tuesday.
Today: Toledo Indians Youth Football Camp starts 3:15 p.m. at the high school for grades 1 through 8.* Registration forms available onsite. Email Michael Christensen for details.
*Katie Gale says: Students going into grades 1-8 are welcome to attend (the flyer says differently but I've confirmed with the coaches - they want all kids Flag - Jr. High football).
*Third time’s the charm: TOT restores the missing link from last week’s mention…
Vision:Toledo linked this post from Gene Chandler, a bit of background and a plea to restore a commemorative sign at Toledo’s Fastpitch Complex.
Also this week:
- Gallery 505 Artists Co-op Opening Night 1 - 8 PM Thursday
- Scholarship Night @ Toledo High School
- Toledo Youth Football Pancake Breakfast Saturday
- Toledo BIG Cleanup Day Saturday
I(heart)Logan has frequent updates on Facebook. Read his story and find out how to get involved.
Photos from TOT archives unless otherwise noted.
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