Sunday, April 26, 2009
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.
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.