Friday, November 9, 2012

Nov 4 work and Nov. 9th bulb planting

The Nov. 4th work session had a small crew (Adam, Susan, Angela, Scott, plus a potential parent whose name we are trying to clarify), but thanks to Scott bringing a gas blower, we got the leaves on Southampton sidewalk and steps picked up. We also transplanted numerous ajugas from a parent's yard to an erosion-prone area in the forest. Our own battery-powered blower was on order and we look forward to using it.

On Nov. 9, Scott and Adam worked with the 5th grade class to plant daffodil bulbs in selected spots for beautiful spring blooms. Scott talked about how bulbs grow, the fertilizer he added, and general plant info. The students were very engaged and enjoyed it. Adam will be giving Mr. Fitzsimmons, 5th grade science teacher, milkweed seeds for cold storage in preparation for a spring planting by the 5th grade students. The milkweed will attract monarch butterflies, among other beneficial insects.

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