One of the New York Junior League's signature projects is the Playground Improvement Project, in which they adopt a New York City playground for a year and use their volunteer manpower to improve it. During my five years in the League I've worked on four different New York City playgrounds. This weekend's, up at Fort Tryon park by The Cloisters, was probably my favorite. Myself and about 20 other women -- most of whom are in their early 20s -- sodded an enormous lawn.
Working with sod is hard work. It's heavy and the pieces have to fit perfectly against each other, like a giant game of tetris. It's preferable to sod in the fall, but when you have 20, very able-bodied young women on hand, you roll out the sod.
Gettin' it done...
Favorite photo from the day: my spring provisional group re-enacts American Gothic.
Sod is sexy!
Me with a giant knife. Possible Christmas card selection?
Finished product! The ladies are totally having a moment.