We were lucky to have Climate Summer RICONN join us this past week. They are a group of 6 young adults who have dedicated their summers to riding across Rhode Island and Connecticut to work on climate change activism. We met them on Tuesday at our garden on Zion Street, ate lunch together, and worked together at the Zion Street and Burns School gardens. Having extra hands was really great, and we were able to finish cleaning one side of the Zion St Garden with their help (pictured below). At the end of the day, we got together in a world café focusing on climate change.
At the end of their stay in Hartford, Climate Summer invited our group and other community members and activists to a potluck dinner. Going to Climate Summer’s pot luck was a good experience because we got the chance to meet new people and share some of our summer of solutions ideas. We were also able to show them our gardens that we are currently taking care of. We shared some of our recipes for the potluck and had a chance to eat some of the food they brought.
Thanks Climate Summer!