Stephanie, just like your group, we started with breakfast- coffee and pastries.
We talked about musical instruments, superman, smoking, pets, campus safety, and even a little bit about PLANT! Kate "Babies" brought her hamster, Barbara Comstock in a travel case.
Barbara was all over the placec taunting Billy and Little Juanita. We finally made it out of the house and walked to our site. It is just a few blocks away by the Grapevine Wine and Deli (alten and Michigan). Alten becomes Ball and then just a few paces north- the railroad. A few more paces to the west and you find our site, nestled between two tracks at the fork. We have great views of a marshland, downtown Grand Rapids, and the Grand Rapids Jail. Coincidentally, a few weeks ago Otis Nelson escaped from the jail and was caught hiding out just a stones throw from our garden.
It seems like the tracks are familiar territory for runaways and rebels, for snakes and nomads, and now for us. So anyways, we got to work preparing the planting area. Joe was determined and strong.
Kate was excited about our progress.
After we worked for a while we sat and enjoyed some tobacco together using some pinchpots made from the site's clay as ashtrays. We watched birds and planned our next meeting. We left for golf and class and naps?