Sears Park, Saturday July 31, 2010
Under the grant, which we titled Fribrary Time Goes Green, the library committed to educate 4th and 5th graders on ways to preserve and protect the environment and effect positive change in attitudes and behavior through a year-long series of hands-on, age-appropriate activities.
Core Project : Sears Park/Lake Pocotopaug Buffer Garden
The fundamental project funded by the grant was restoring a buffer strip garden at Sears Park, not far from the shore of Lake Pocotopaug.
Site Preparation and Plant Selection
Our (Environmentally) Friendly Garden Crew
Along the way the kids dug, clipped roots, and devised a very efficient 'bucket brigade' from lake to garden. Let us also mention the ease of learning how to un-pot plants, rev the roots and mix in plenty of organic 'safe for the lake' food to get the plantings off to a good start. And of course, who knew how much fun it would be to spread mulch?
More pics of all Team Fribrary/Team Rockfall/Team Garden Club members to come but here's one...
Middle Row : Seth Adam Gilman, Rebecca White, Sarah Caramma
Front Row : Jo-Ellen Sajak, Elyse Arcidiacono, Jon Terry