Most of you have had some direct involvement with the LAR LLC planting that is in progress. It started last spring and now has a ~$5000 grant from the Student Sustainability Committee. The past two weeks have seen a lot of progress as plants were removed from propagation beds and transplanted to the front and N side of LAR.
Here are a few shots with some of you featured. I will make more available later to individuals.
The recent planting contains mostly woodland wildflowers that are currently dormant. the straws mark the locations so we do not plant over them during the next couple weeks. Hopefully they will survive the winter since there are other plants that go in early in the spring.
The LLC has some weeding tools and watering cans in the building that LAR students can access. We will need to water plants and do some weeding this week. If you have a break or get done before dark you might be able to do some weeding on the S side of the building. Gwenna or I may have to show you what to take out.
We are likely to have some more planting next weekend. Probably Saturday (and maybe Sunday) morning around 10. Sunday afternoon some of us will be with Red Bison at the South Arboretum Woods near the pollinatarium by Lincoln and Windsor. Any of you are welcome there.
Attached are also a couple posters showing the kinds of woodland plants that are going in.
John C. Marlin
The files are on the main project page.