This week I had extra help from one of the special needs classes on campus. A bunch of plant matter had accumulated in a neglected section of the garden; which meant it was time for some good old-fashioned spring cleaning! The students assisted me in removing the big branches, raking up the smaller debris, and putting it all into plastic bags. We separated some bigger logs to save for making a border on a flower garden. It was great getting to learn more about the kids, in a slightly more informal setting than usual, as we worked. On top of that, they were great workers! I would never have been able clear away all that stuff without their labor. The garden looks a million times better and I am indebted to some very special gardeners.