GreatNonProfits 2009 Green Choice Winner!

GreatNonProfits 2009 Green Choice Winner!
Green Choice Winner 2009

Monday, March 10, 2008

Post- March 8th

More Like A Work Party!

What fun! Thanks to the help of many fabulous folks from One Brick
the park looks fantastic! The giant, never-ending pile of mulch is finally gone- it was a day to celebrate. The morning was full of high-energy weeding, and we pulled out all the tools to tackle the task before us: hula hoes, mini-hoes, shovels, forks, trowels, hands- you name it. We did everything we could to take the weeds away, and the hard work paid off- the park looks great, it really does. What a difference a bunch of hard working folks can make, in just a few hours!

A Bit About Mulch:
For those of you new to gardening, the idea behind mulching after weeding is to create a layer of material that is hard for weeds to come up through. The mulch is beneficial because it smothers the weeds below, covers bare soil, and as it slowly breaks down it adds some nutrients to the soil. I have seen whole micro-ecosystems under my mulch: mushrooms, worms, and other little critters living happily under the woodchips. It's best to pull the weeds out first before you mulch, because they could grow back easier, even through the mulch, if you leave them in.

Future Events:
Come out and join us for our next big event- Spring Festival! We will be working and playing in the garden on May 19th, with a workparty from 10am-1pm, and a festival with music, crafts and potluck lunch from 1pm-4pm! We look forward to seeing you there! Also, you are welcome at any regular Wednesday workday, from 2pm-5pm.
Koshland Garden , corner of Page and Buchannan.

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