Supplies including garden soil, hoses, and fittings were donated by Lowe's at Parham and Brook Roads with the assistance of CHES parent Mark Bowers. Thank you Lowes!
Under the guidance of Master Gardener, CHES parent, and Woodlake Environmental Committee liaison Natalie Perry, bags and bags of weeds were cleared, and dozens of native plants were planted in beds and in the salvaged boat planters that were set in place last Fall. The ultimate vision is a learning courtyard that demonstrates native and specifically Jamestown plantings.
Our efforts were entered into a contest called "Get Caught in a Beautiful Act" sponsored by Keep Virginia Beautiful. You can see other similar efforts across the state showcased on their website.
There is more to do--our sign post needs to be finished, our rain barrels need to be installed, and our boats need to be labeled, but we got a lot done. A huge "thank you" goes out to Mrs. Perry, Mrs. Johnson, and the student Environmental Cabinet, as well as all of the volunteers that came out to work!
|Environmental Cabinet with Mrs. Johnson|
|Mrs. Perry talking about the importance of native plants.|