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Front Yard Work Party 2019
September 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
We’re taking the next step in making our schoolyard beautiful next Saturday, September 28th at 9:00 a.m. Come out and join us!
The plan is to get as much donated flattened corrugated cardboard as we can (hopefully 4 or 5 truckloads) and start laying it in the large, open garden beds as weed barrier. (Google “sheet mulching”) Then we’ll break out the wheelbarrows and rakes and spread wood chips over it all and enjoy the low-cost, chemical-free weed control! We will need a crew of willing helpers (including little people!) from about 9 to 3 or whenever you can drop in. Another wheelbarrow would also be helpful.
I’m still looking for someone to head up the cardboard donations. Let me know if you’re interested in calling around to get large stores’ recycling pick-up dates. Most are happy to let us “dumpster dive” if we time it right! This is mostly a phone and taking notes job.
Also needed are truck volunteers to go get the clean cardboard and bring it to the school. We can store some of it in the office basement, but I hope to get most coming in that morning between 8 and 10 a.m. Let me know if that sounds like a way you’d like to help.
And lastly, if you have a stockpile of cardboard (I’m looking at you, Amazon Prime members!) you can drop it off at any time in the stairwell to the office basement, just to the left of the main office entrance. A reminder: Camas Montessori earns rewards at no cost to you if you order through the smile.amazon.com URL where you will still receive the benefits of your Prime membership!
Thank you in advance for whatever you can contribute to this labor of love! I’m looking forward to having a “showcase” front yard by spring!!
Kira, Isaac’s mom (Dragonfly Room)
Parent Landscape Volunteer Coordinator