Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Service Gardening

My 4-H club has been given a great opportunity - installing and maintaining a butterfly garden at a local library! My kids are so excited. They love the butterflies and the opportunity to do something for the community. We'll be able to teach our kids about giving back to the community and helping out where you can. This will be a long-term service project for the club. They'll be responsible for maintaining for a long time to come.

I went to visit the library and sketched an outline of what the garden looks like. We're also working with our county horticulture agent, Ms. Wendy.

Here are the plants we'll be asking for donations for.

Nectar Plants
--Fire bush
--Mist Flower
--Tropical Sage
--Snow Square Stem
--Fire Spike
--Mexican Sunflowers

Host Plants
--Passion vine
--Wild Cherry Tree
--Wild Lime or Citrus Tree

I'll keep you updated on the progress of the garden and the learning that my club kids are getting.

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