On Thursday, October 24, M.A.D. Club founder Madison Wagner was presented with a donation on behalf of M.A.D. Club's extraordinary efforts at the Ben Franklin Community Garden over the last four seasons. Since the summer of 2016, M.A.D. Club volunteers have spent countless hours performing various projects that benefit the Garden. The main task for our volunteers has been planting, maintaining, and harvesting vegetables for local food banks, totaling to over 8,000 pounds of vegetables from M.A.D. Club's contributions in the last four seasons. However, volunteers have also completed special projects that have aided the overall well-being of the community garden, such as repainting the bench tables and shed and constructing the compost bins and berry gardens. M.A.D. Club's support with these projects has helped the community garden receive recognition and win awards from community garden competitions.
With this in mind, after consulting with the board, Greg Noeth, the lead volunteer-coordinator at Ben Franklin, met with Wagner to present M.A.D. Club with a donation to be used for our other efforts within Cleveland as a thank-you for all of the assistance we have provided. M.A.D. Club is grateful to be a partner with Ben Franklin and looks forward to many more seasons together. See you in the spring!