I had the fun experience a couple of weekends ago of meeting some parents and community members from the Melrose Leadership Academy for the painting of a new mural at the school. They received funding from stopwaste.org for a mural to teach kids about composting.
I learned about their programs for schools, which I didn't know anything about, and I took the pledge to compost, which is the theme of the mural I helped paint.
I had never painted a mural before; it was fun, and so was meeting some of the Melrose parents and neighbors. If you get a chance to stop by and see the mural, check out the ants - I painted them! See below. I also painted some of the vines in the bottom photo.
Below are some of the volunteers I got to work with. Pancho Pescador, the art teacher at the school, designed the mural. He and the Melrose students have painted most of the murals at the school.