On Wednesday morning, three classes, along with Christopher Puttock, Chief Botanist for the Monarch Sister Schools Program, planted a butterfly-shaped native plant garden. The plants were chosen and placed for their shade and sun tolerance, and to provide both food and habitat for the Monarch butterfly. Stoddert will be participating in the Monarch Sister Schools Program this year. See pictures for the planting here.
Butterfly Garden Planted! April 29, 2011
Berries Planted! April 25, 2011
Nine Glover park kids showed up this morning to plant our berries!
First they dug holes for the blueberry bushes, amended the soil with peat moss, planted, watered and mulched with shredded pine bark. This should do the job of acidifying the soil so the blueberries can thrive.
Then they got to work planting the strawberries in a raised bed, making sure there were 18 inches between each plant.