Year of Yay! – August, Welcome to the Garden!
By Guest Blogger, Jim Coleman
We are excited about this month’s Year of Yay! ride, folks.
On Saturday, August 18, we're partnering with Local Matters to take you on a ride to various urban gardens. Best of all, we're offering three different ride lengths.
As usual, the ride is free for Yay Bikes! members and $5 for non-members. Remember, a membership is only $25!
We are requesting that everyone who rides in the event, register for which ride they want to ride in at the following website: http://month8yearofyay.eventbrite.com
The What: Urban Garden Ride
The When: August 18, 9:00 AM (or earlier)
The Where: The Goodale Park covered shelter, near the basketball court
The RSVP: Facebook and more importantly, the ride choice
This month we are fortunate to have an amazing corporate partner. Scotts Miracle-Gro has generously provided financial support to YAY Bikes as the sponsors of our Urban Garden ride.
Scotts Miracle-Gro knows firsthand the importance of gardening and green spaces and their benefits to communities and one's personal well-being. The Marysville-based company is a leader of community gardening and outdoor engagement.
Their commitment to garden and green space development includes GRO1000, a community outreach initiative that launched in 2011.
GRO1000 will result in the creation of 1,000 community gardens and green spaces by 2018, during the company’s 150th anniversary. Through this effort, Scotts Miracle-Gro is honored to bring the benefits that gardens and green spaces provide to more and more neighborhoods, schools and communities particularly to those areas in need.
With that, I want to introduce you to one of my favorite members of the Scotts Team...SU LOK, Director, Corporate and Community Partnerships for Scotts Miracle-Gro.
Recently, this OSU Grad and Columbus Native has been traveling the United States implementing the GRO1000 community garden project. Gardening is not just a job but a passion for Su and she shines brightly as a Franklin Park Conservatory Board Member.
Meet a very sassy Columbus Socialite, Su Lok.
Miss C.S. - By far Favorite thing to do in Columbus:
SL: Nothing compares to football Saturdays at Ohio Stadium - I ♥ TBDBITL!
Miss C.S. - Favorite Restaurant in the City:
SL: Columbus’ restaurant scene has really come into its own. I’d have to say my top choice is Akai Hana, the best sushi in the city and awesome sushi chefs.
Miss C.S. - Favorite Hidden Gem:
SL: Cardone’s restaurant & bar, located in an unassuming little strip mall in Westerville, serves made-from-scratch, old-school Italian food.
Miss C.S. - Favorite Shop/Store:
SL: Tailfeathers Boutique, women’s apparel and accessories in New Albany
Miss C.S. - Best Party, Event or Scene in the City:
SL: The annual Les Chapeaux dans le Jardin (Hat Day) event at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Where else can you spend the afternoon in the Garden with hundreds of Columbus women in their fanciest hats and dresses!
Miss C.S.. – Favorite local celebrity:
SL: We are very fortunate to have President E. Gordon Gee leading The Ohio State University.
Miss C.S. – Charity of Choice:
SL: Volunteers of America
Miss C.S. - Best Quality of a Person:
Miss C.S. – What is one thing people may not know about you:
SL: I can understand Cantonese (but can’t speak it).
Miss C.S. - Finish the sentence, “If I could do anything in the World, I would...”
SL: ...have my own celebrity talk show.
Miss C.S. – Why Columbus? (live, work, play – you name it)
SL: The friendly, Midwestern sensibilities of our town.
Miss C.S. - In ONE word, a Columbus Socialite is:
Thank you Su and thank you Jim for your interview with Ms. Lok!
All CS readers, please join Su and Jim this weekend for an Urban Garden Ride and support our local organizations and have fun while doing it!
I'll be heading to the Big Apple so enjoy your weekend!