On this Saturday we talked about the development and volunteer action the Fairmount Playground has seen over the last year and then planted a Western Yew together.
We split up the group and the older boys headed to the South end of the park to tackle Blackberries while the rest planted 10 conifers and 15 understory plants.
We celebrated our accomplishments and shared what we learnt. Thank you all!
Spent 7 hours on restoration work at Fairmount Playground today. Planted Kinnikinick, rescued a little fir from Holly, planted a Hemlock and Huckleberry on an old stump, spread some seed mix. Hand sore from clipping big holly branches and back from being chair bound for much too long in my life, but didn't want to stop.
Got to listen to 5 inspiring old time Forest Stewards all kinds of wisdom.
Got some ideas how to improve my work parties:
Giving outline on time.
Having something to do for volunteers arriving on time (waiting for late comers)
Quiz and give park/work related gifts
Listened in on Target Forest Types
Need to visit Martha Washington Park (Taboo) and learn my trees
Got to learn about fruit and the parts of a plant. Fruit is the ripen ovary of a plant. Can be interior or ??? depending where it grows on the flower.
Curious Bee. Forest Steward. Nature Nerd. Climate Activist Mom.