Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thanks to the 15 employees from Chesapeake Energy Corp. who volunteered in our community garden and medians on June 10th. Allen and Lia and four Closer To Earth youth led the work projects. We put in metal edging around the south wildflower spiral path. We weeded, planted flowers and mulched the two raised beds in the medians between 30th and 32nd. We prepared the new native grass bed by removing bermuda and dallas grass in the 30th street median. The day finished by eating PapaJohns pizza and a good time was had by all!
Posted by Allen

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Our wildflower path is in full bloom now, and beautiful! The show began with white ox-eyed daisies, followed by yellow coreopsis, blanketflower, crimson and pink poppies, bachelor buttons and blue larkspur with its tall spikes. Plains coreopsis and mexican hat and clasping coneflower have just begun blooming as well. We're installing edging along the path to prevent bermuda grass from invading the flowers, so please bear with us and the temporary piles of dirt. This is the second year for our wildflower path, and both the annuals and perennials are giving a blaze of color.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Working Together

This spring '09, we've had lots of volunteers come to help us in our gardens and medians during our work/learning events.

The science class from Harding Fine Arts Academy came weekly. County juveniles came four different weekends. A youth group from St. Paul United Methodist Church in Muskogee along with students from Oklahoma City University came in March. For Earth Day weekend, we had over 100 volunteers from the University of Central Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma who worked with employees from Starbucks, neighborhood children, youth and adults to expand our garden beds while learning the basics of organic gardening. We really appreciate all of the great help!