Old Project, New Plants
The end of the semester is almost here, but the native plant garden will still remain long after all the students have left. This semester has been a great start to a gigantic project of creating a whole new section of the Woolman garden. The native plant garden has been a rocky project for me to keep working on, because of all the trouble I've had finding plants. However, plants are a hard medium to work with, because they aren't always in the perfect state to plant, dig up, or propagate.
There are three beds containing native plants and many potted propagations and one transplant. Bed number one contains miner's lettuce that has now sprouted! The bed next to it has some oregon grape that will hopefully spread to create a nice groundcover. Lastly, there are three bush lupine plants that will fix nitrogen into the for other forest garden plants. The potted plants include Sierra gooseberries, redbuds, and monkey flower.
I'm sad to see my sustainability project come to an end, because I really loved happening upon a beautiful native plant and taking a cutting or digging it up to be put into a new home. On the other hand, I'm proud of all the work I've done, because I've never done anything like this and I feel like I've started something big. Lastly, I want to thank all of the people who encouraged my project and helped make it happen, especially Jacob Holzberg-Pill, Ryan Sennett, and Malaika Bishop.