Wednesday, August 20, 2008


The  end of class was celebrated on Saturday, August 16th in conjunction with Maypole's annual block party.  Kidstart students displayed their art work and mural designs for the community to see.  Neighborhood children along with the students painted the back of the Maypole Garden sign.  We look forward to seeing the final design come to life this fall!

Friday, August 8, 2008

8/2/08 & 8/3/08

The Maypole Garden is planted! Friday and Saturday were scheduled garden installation with Neighborhood Youth Garden Corps, Openlands,Chicago Cares volunteers, Maypole Residents and Kidstart students. Friday was spent moving two huge mounds of mulch and soil into the garden to create the path and areas for plants. Despite the hot weather the students worked hard moving dirt with wheelbarrows, shovels, buckets and tarps. All the dirt and mulch was in the garden by mid-moring on Saturday and we were able to start planting. So far the garden looks beautiful! An Evergreen tree will be added in the Fall when the season is right to plant it.


In celebration of the wonderful job all the students did at the Community Design Presentation we took a field trip to Millennium park.  We visited the Sculpture Garden of the Art Institute, Crown Fountain, "the Bean" and a summer art program for high school students held in the park.