General Wolfe Elementary School Grounds Committee has had Green Street Boulevards, food gardens and indigenous species naturalized playspaces and outdoor landscaped classrooms. Whole Foods Whole Kids Foundation, Think & Eat Green and our own PAC have contributed to our activities. The Gardens have been part of Wolfe for 25 years and we need new parent volunteers to keep on growing.
Many hands get things done, half the work but twice the fun
We have a load of organic veggie garden mix from
www.westcreekfarms.com and a complimentary load of compost mulch through our City of
Vancouver Green Streets. The soil goes in the
planter boxes, and the compost mulch can be added in, as well as spread
throughout our naturalized tree and shrub area.
The large planter boxes need landscape fabric and then are ready to fill up.
Bring a shovel and wheelbarrow if you have one - but we have lots.
Friday June 13th we have a load of compost mulch coming from the City of Vancouver and a load or organic veggie soil from West Creek Farms.
Friday Tamara will begin to line the boxes with landscape fabric and Think and Eat Green will come 9-10am. From then on, we can start to fill the boxes with soil, and the remaining mulch will spread throughout the naturalized area to keep the trees healthy.
Anyone with a shovel can come and do some filling. We'll post work parties as they come up. We can fill this weekend June 15 & 16 and weekday evenings next week when it's cool out. If you have a shovel, you can come anytime that works for your family.
Then, we can fill 'er up with seedlings anxiously awaiting to spread their roots out.
Please come and lend a hand - every bit helps. We have shovels of all sizes :-)
The next phase is to fill the planter boxes - stay tuned on this blog for delivery date and work party times. Bring your kids - the more the merrier. Last time we emptied an entire 12 cubic yards in a few hours. One way to bring down the king of the castle :-) www.generalwolfegardens.blogspot.ca