We moved into our new place a little over a month ago. Most of our things were unpacked and put away that first day. The rest over the remainder of the weekend. For the most part everything was where it belonged except for the stuff in one particular box.
This box was one of the last to be packed and contained a hodgepodge of things that really had no place of their own but were somehow not trash. This box sat on the floor of my office for weeks. Sometimes I’d take a few things out of the box, and strangely enough I’d often put new things into the box.
A weekend where I promised myself I would empty the box came and went and the box still sat on the office floor, the random objects inside taunting me.
Today I was determined to empty the box. I stood over it awhile imagining where each thing in it would go, but not actually removing anything. I got distracted a few times and completed other things instead.
Finally fed up with the situation I emptied the box onto the floor and quickly broke the box down and took it downstairs to the recycle bin. Once the stuff was on the floor it had to go somewhere else. Absent a box to put them in I was forced to find a place for each thing or decide if it was worth keeping at all.
Within minutes everything had been put or thrown away.
Do you have a task that needs doing but you’ve been putting off? Is it tucked safely away in some sort of box? Get rid of the box, then you’ll have no choice but to complete it.
The McKinley Community CSA is an urban agriculture micro-farm in North Minneapolis. By embracing the model of Community Supported Agriculture we hope to provide increased access to healthy foods in our community as well as providing the basis for further economic development in our neighborhood. We are currently growing for seven households on 3000 square feet of leased growing space. The Pepsi Refresh Grant would allow us to purchase city lots left empty by the demolition of condemned buildings. The lots would become the permanent home of our farm, dramatically increasing the number of households we may serve.
While we actively seek collaboration with other organizations McKinley Community is proud to develop programming by residents for residents. The stability of owning our land would support our continued self determination as we build for the future.
Jenny is doing great things with this urban micro-farm, and she could do so much more if we help her win.
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