Monday, July 26, 2010

Planting in the Hedgerow

Four volunteers were hard at work with me on July 10 planting native plants, like Oregongrape and Nootka rose, in the hedgerow by the Jacob Ebey House. With the opening of the Jacob Ebey House as a visitor center, we expect more foot traffic down the farm lane, so building up the hedgerow is part of an effort to be courteous neighbors to those people living just on the other side of the fence. This was the first time planting for the three girls, yet working as a team, we were able to get 40 plants into the ground and have a lot of fun while we were at it!

Ruby holds up a Nootka rose before planting it in its new home.

Briana is working hard, but always with a smile on her face.

Madissyn digs the next hole.

After digging lots of holes in the hot sun, Nick deserves a break.

Another first for Ruby: She got to be the photographer for this one.

After the fun of planting was done, this awesome team all became Ebey's Reserve Junior Rangers.

From everyone at the Reserve, thank you to the volunteer crew!

Post and photos by Sierra Young

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