Tuesday January 17, 2017
St Pauls UMC, EnrichLA, Ni Hao Chinese Preschool, Do-Good Bus and Loyola Marymount volunteers joined forces to create a beautiful garden space.
The day dawned sunny and clear. Work started at 10am, and ended at 3pm. The lot is 20×20 and previously had been unused and covered with broken asphalt for many years.
Jeff from EnrichLA led 4 volunteers from St Pauls, 2 from NiHao and 15 from Do-Good Bus/Loyola, to build 3 redwood raised planter beds.
Drip irrigation was installed.
In the end there were 3 beautiful redwood planter boxes, filled with soil and compost amendment, and surrounded by a generous layer of mulch.
On Saturday Jan 21, 2 volunteers from St Pauls planted 2 of the raised beds with
calla lilies, milkweed (to encourage Monarch butterflies), white statice and baby’s breath.
The 3rd planter bed will be planted with veggies and herbs, for the preschool.