All posts tagged: garden

Task of the Week: Create a Garden

Think it’s too late to get those summer flowers and veggies in the ground? Think again. When Chicago TaskPoster Jennifer F. decided to convert an old kids’ sandbox into a raised bed garden, she knew it was a race against the clock. So she did it in the quickest, most efficient way possible — she hired TaskRabbit Alejandro M. to do the overhaul. No stranger to creating raised bed gardens in the Chicagoland area, Alejandro majorly rocked the Task by bringing along his expertise, creativity, and green thumb. “Alex was awesome!! Came to the house before expected (a good thing), created such a vision from noting, and was great at communicating before and during process.” Those words (and exclamation points) belong to Jennifer F., and so does a gorgeous new sandbox garden.

10 Tasks to Try For Earth Day

Oh Earth Day – a glorious cause for celebration that somehow always leaves people feeling guilty for not being better environmental stewards year-round. This weekend, we hope you join us in just saying “no” to feeling bad. With diverse skills ranging from sewing and cooking to household repairs and gardening, there’s an army of TaskRabbits standing by to take on our carbon footprints. Here are ten of our favorite TaskRabbit-assisted Earth Day activities: 1. “Plant a tree.” This traditional way to celebrate Earth Day isn’t just symbolic. Trees produce oxygen, absorb carbon dioxide, and help prevent soil erosion. Plus, if you plant a fruit-bearing tree, you save money and cut down on the carbon footprint associated with your diet (no more trucking lemons in from Florida). If you don’t have time (or don’t know how) to plant a tree yourself, hire a TaskRabbit with a green thumb to help you out. 2. “Change all my lightbulbs.” By now, you’ve probably heard the stats on energy efficient light bulbs a million times. They use about 75% …