This past class ( 5/1) was on rain gardens and buffers – Thanks Missy Brandt for all the terrific information and ideas. Missy is not only a MGV, class of 2012, but works in the York County Soil and Water Conservation District office. Check out their website for more information www.yorkswcd.org.
A gift from Frank – no quiz on that class AND no homework for the upcoming class!
This next class time is our first MGV work day. We have three sites to choose from, and this is not limited to the class. Continuing MGVs – feel free to join the fun! All sites will begin work at 9am, just like class.
1. Laudholm Farm, Wells ( directions ) Garden Expansion – spreading cardboard and topping with compost. Tools: shovels, wheelbarrows, rakes are all good to consider bringing. Allan Amioka will be the coordinator. If you have some cardboard to contribute to this project, let me know.
2. York County Shelter, Alfred (directions ) Root Cellar structures – shelving to be made and installed in an existing root cellar. There is also the possibility of spending some time cleaning up a large veggie garden on the grounds. Frank will be coordinating this.
3. Spiller Farm, Wells ( directions ) This is on a tentative basis. Bill Spiller may have strawberry plants for us to put in for him but we won’t be certain of this until Tuesday morning. If this site doesn’t need us, we’ll choose one of the others. I will be coordinating for that site.
During class we seemed to be fairly evenly split about which site to choose, but I think it would be good to know who is going where, so I am going to ask you to let me know (sorry Frank . If we do cancel the visit to Spiller Farm, watch for an email – but knowing who planned to go there will help me.