Sunday, April 26, 2009

Butterfly Garden Takes Shape

Volunteers continued work on a butterfly garden Saturday at Grace Episcopal Church. Here, Church Warden Trevor King uses a staked cord and a spray can to mark a circle on the grass.

Next, volunteers use edgers and shovels to dig up the edge of the circle.

Trevor King mans the tiller to break up the ground.
A crew of all ages removes clumps of grass. Later, topsoil was spread over the circle, followed by a humus/manure mixture. The soil amendments were then tilled in. On Friday, May 1, after school, planting will take place. All those who helped will be eligible to win a butterfly kite.

In another part of the church grounds, volunteers created a garden of colorful annuals and quickly watered it as temperatures reached into the mid-80s.
--Bernice Paglia


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