I’ve fielded this question a time or two while out in the field. It typically comes from an innocently curious passerby, but occasionally it’ll show up decorated with less-than-appropriate verbiage. In either case, it’s certainly an inquiry within reason and I’ve become fond of the opportunities that follow.
On a sunny Saturday morning in October, four Youth Outdoors crews led about 15 community volunteers in planting dozens of varieties of native species at Como Regional Park. More than 400 plants, purchased with a grant from the Saint Paul Garden Club, were installed around the Kilmer Memorial Fireplace, near signs and along trails and split rail fence at the Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom.