More Wildlife & Respite Garden News–June 17, 2014

Our next workdays will be

Wednesday, June 18, 8:30 -11:30 am

Saturday, June 21, 8:30-11:30 am

Wednesday, June 25, 8:30-11:30 am

Saturday, June 28, 8:30-11:30 am

As always, come and go as you please, there’s no obligation to be there for the duration.  OUR MISSION:  hand weeding existing weeds and covering the ground with cardboard or newspaper, then spreading mulch on top.  If any more shrubs have been delivered, we will plant them as well.  Please come if you can. You’ll get to know your fellow dog parkers better than ever before.  It’s fun!

Report on our four most recent work days (from June 8 to June 13):  A total of 6 different volunteers donated 28 hours of labor to the cause.  We planted 12 more shrubs (more inkberry holly and seven beautiful Chicago Lustre native viburnum).  We also dug out nasty porcelainberry vine wherever we saw it popping up, and laid down cardboard and newspaper and shredded bark mulch to block incipient weeds.  We also enjoyed good conversation and a few laughs.  A huge THANK YOU to our generous volunteers–