In my first post on the subject last August I knew I wanted to do something, but not quite what, and was still thinking I would focus my efforts on my own neighbourhood.
By March when I make my public commitment by starting the Winnipeg Bulb Project Facebook page and blogging about it here, I had realized that I practically live in a park, my neighbourhood is just that lovely. So I decided my energies would be better directed to parts of the city that are 'less park-like'.
So I am thrilled today to be meeting my goal of distributing 2,300 daffodil bulbs to people in the "Point Douglas" neighbourhood of Winnipeg where, according to Wikipedia, there is 25% unemployment and an average household income just shy of $25K. We are collaborating with the city who is sponsoring a Fall Festival at a local community centre and allowing us to set up shop.
This morning I was up early and on the radio for a 7:10 discussion with Terry MacLeod on CBC's Weekend Morning Show but I still gave myself enough time to read our coverage in the Winnipeg Free Press.
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