The EMDA held a Tree Well Clean-up & Planting event on Sunday, October 10, 2010 from 10:00am – 1:00pm. This event was held in conjunction with an international work day conceived by the non-profit 350.org (and locally encouraged by Louisville 10/10/10) to help address CO2 emissions and environmental issues. We were one of 16 work parties in Louisville (and one of 7,347 work parties in 188 countries). This work day fit into EMDA’s goal of improving the environmental health and pedestrian experience in our neighborhood.
Thirteen volunteers attended the event, allowing us to clean out eight tree wells in preparation for future planting, weed sidewalks and pick up trash along East Market. Due to a spontaneous contribution of flowering plants, we also planted purple and pink pansies in the front flower beds and pots of the Refuge in Kentucky Church.
A big thanks to the volunteers for taking time out of their busy schedules to make our little pocket of the world healthier and more beautiful!