students removed weeds, installed new plants, mulched, and
watered the school’s existing rain garden.
Science Club spent time outdoors on May 27th
working on the school’s rain garden. Students removed weeds
and dried grass clippings, from the surrounding lawn area,
from the garden. Once the garden was cleared students
planted twenty-one new quart size native plants in the
garden. Species included Wild Bergamot, Butterfly weed,
Swamp Milkweed, Purple Coneflower, Blue Vervain, Cardinal
Flower, and Boneset. These new species joined existing
plants from its installation in spring of 2013. During the
planting process a group of students found a slug attached
to the side of a plant.
new plants were installed students added a new layer of
mulch to promote growth and aid in retaining moisture for
the new plants. A group of four students carried buckets to
the water spigot to water the rain garden.
could see the instant improvement their hard work reflected
in a short period of time.