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Earth Day party!

 Celebrate Earth Day by getting your hands in the earth!
Saturday, April 21, 2012, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Davidson Middle School Garden, 280 Woodland Avenue, San Rafael

Spruce up the vegetable beds, plant summer crops, and tend the urban forest and wetlands.  Projects vary from light to vigorous, as you wish.  Projects include:  planting seeds, removing weeds, turning compost, upgrading fences around fruit trees, and other acts of care.

Remember to bring a hat and other sun protection, and to wear close-tied shoes and layers for changeable weather.  Bring your gardening gloves and a favorite tool (clippers, trowel, handpick) if you have.  A water fountain is nearby.  No single-use plastic water bottles, please!

CONTACT:  Stuart Moody, Green Schoolyard Coordinator (stuart@greensangha.org; phone 459-0176)

Address:  280 Woodland Avenue, San Rafael.  The Garden is in the back of the campus, right next to a wooden bridge over the Riparian Zone.

Weather:  A light drizzle would be no impediment, but sunny skies are forecast.
Gardening gloves if you can
* Dandelion digger and/or hand pick, if you have
* Water bottle if you like (no throw-away plastic!)

FOR MORE INFORMATION about the Garden project, click here to see our listing with the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership, or call CVNL and ask for Ashley Kelly (415) 479-5710.

Garden Work Party – more success!

We did it! Our team of volunteers groomed the Garden beautifully on Saturday morning, March 3.  In two short hours, we cleaned up the beds and paths:

Cut out, dug up, and removed old fava beans:

Carted multiple loads to the compost bin . . .

. . . we had so much compost material in the bins, we moved finished soil to the Garden beds and even made an extra pile of almost-ready, worm-rich compost near the raspberry brake.

Meanwhile, we also tied up a rich plot of peas, all a-blooming and a-podding as we worked:

That wasn’t all!  Bean seeds planted by 6th grade science were given a little help, flowers were trimmed, and a good time was had by all.  Many thanks to all who attended!

Don’t forget our next Garden Work Party at Davidson Middle School:  Saturday, April 21 (Earth Day!), 9:30-11:30 am.