Garden Cleanup at Delevan Drive

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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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.

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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 Team

Proudly inherited my green thumb and love of gardening, growing & eating vegetables from my mama, a landscape architect, my grandmother & great grandfather all from Savannah, Georgia. My mama said she designed gardens to make the world a peaceful, beautiful place to sit and day dream or picnic and take a nap. Planting edible gardens with children is a joyful experience. Watching children explore, learn & grow while seedlings germinate reaching for the sky reassures me the earth is in good hands for future generations. My little girl Maya, LOVES to eat green veggies including kale, chard, spinach, bok choi and lettuce. Thank Goodness for Gardens.

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