Garden Cleanup at Delevan Drive

IMG_20141115_115835030

 

 

Last Saturday the parents, students, and teachers of Delevan Drive Elementary School came out for a general cleanup of their massive garden.

 

 

 

IMG_20141115_091736711

 

The kids that came were set to work preparing beds for the planting of cover crops, especially in those heavily shaded beds were little will grow in the winter.
IMG_20141115_084855320

 

A few of the parents were put to work removing grass from under the mulch, and putting new mulch down.

 

 

IMG_20141115_091706470

 

Dead trees were removed with a mind to replace them with live fruit trees in the future.

 

IMG_20141115_092255906

 

One extremely hardworking and diligent parent set about removing this massive pile of dead grass and clippings, a job that took the entire length of the garden cleanup to complete.

 

 

IMG_20141115_091715219_HDR

 

Our disorganized and filthy tool shed was organized, swept, and all old tools and unusable materials were removed.

 

 

IMG_20141115_115243441_HDR

 

A few parents worked alongside their children to rid our strawberry patch of all that nasty bermuda grass.

 

 

IMG_20141115_084905823

IMG_20141115_115931539

 

I, with the help of a couple of parents, were also able to cut back the overzealous growth of this huge bush and a nearby fig tree.

 

 

IMG_20141115_093850912

IMG_20141115_115405909

 

All in all, the cleanup was a success.  Some of the parents are really excited about getting involved (one wants to be an intern), and one particular asked me when then next one would be!  There is always work to be done in the garden, but today, Delevan Drive’s garden looks much better than it did before Saturday.

EnrichLA

Watch the VideoVolunteer