Greetings everyone! This is a long-overdue update, but we have nonetheless been keeping up with the garden work bit by bit. Since the last post (where did summer go?), we added new plants such as astilbe, two rain barrels (yay!), and cleaned and replanted/mulched the corners with beautiful flowers for the summer. We have been very proud of the corner work and passers-by have noticed. A large amount of mulch was purchased over the summer and spread over the corners and around many individual plants - and there's still more mulch to use. We started cutting down vegetation near Ardleigh to create a path on the highest ridge to be able to reach plants up there and reduce some of the maintenance needed.
Angela Stewart and Adam Eyring have officially been designated as the co-chairs of the Beautification Committee. We prepared a long-range plan that outlines the work needed to do (many are ideas for now)and when. Please ask if you'd like to see it. The plan also includes ways for students to be involved this fall, including planting daffodil bulbs, starting milkweed seeds, and making fall decorations for the front. We also agreed on the 1st and 3rd Sundays, 10 am-1 pm, to be our work sessions. The next one is October 7th, so please come out! Thank you for your support!