NATIVE PLANT RESTORATION @ BAIN CO-OP IN RIVERDALE:
WHAT & WHERE:
A Cleaning and Greening Project with Native Plants North of the Bain Co-op on the south side of Sparkhall (a neglected site) across from the award winning CMHC Healthy House.
You will have an opportunity to learn gardening and restoration basics with Dagmar Baur, award winning gardener in a unique and beautiful community.
The Project will start with volunteer training on safety, tool use, watering, native restoration
Volunteer training will commence around July 16th, 2009.
We will set specific volunteer days after July 20th, 2009 and into August.
Please include your name and contact information as well as any skills you may have.
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT AND PLANNED REMEDIATION:
Clean up area. Remove tripping hazards, volunteer shrubs, dead branches, tree stumps, weeds, remnants of dumped concrete, dig out inappropriately situated shrubs.
CONSTRUCT A LOW RETAINING WALL: Dig up the low hillside. Move uneven earth from bottom and place on hillside. Put down gravel and put in a low retaining wall.
Put in plants and mulch:
- Allegheny Spurge, Pachysandra Procumbens
- Common Sedge, Carex blanda (from South oaks)
- Virginia Waterleaf, Hydrophyllum Virginiana (from South oaks)
- Solomon's Seal, Polygonatum Biflorum (from South oaks)
- Canada Anemone, Anemone Canadensis