Sunday, May 9, 2010

May Newsletter is Online

Olivia Park School Garden Has Been Reclaimed
By Eric Stevick Herald Writer

The Mukilteo district school’s project is equal parts science lesson, civics lesson and neighborhood reclamation.
One volunteer, John Hunkele, cleared out the blackberry vines — 19,000 pounds worth — with a machete. Beneath the brambles were several apple and pear trees that had been planted a dozen years ago.Many people are stepping forward to help or donate to the community garden. A greenhouse has been given to the effort as well as a handmade mosaic paver compass. In the works is a weather vane in the shape of a polar bear, the school mascot.

The garden will include a mix of short- and long-term crops, including potatoes, corn, squash, cucumbers, beets and carrots as well as currants, huckleberries, nuts, figs, strawberries and raspberries. click here to continue reading
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