Wednesday, April 23, 2008

John Muir School gardening project on Saturday

This Saturday, April 26th, from 9am to 4pm, volunteers will be working to help beautify the area around John Muir Elementary School. The school has received a grant from Rebuilding Together SF to plant new California native plants in the garden along the Webster Street side of the building and to repair some of the planter boxes for the trees that surround the school on Page and Webster Streets. You can help support this effort by lending a hand for a couple of hours on Saturday.

As you may recall from the Spring workday announcements, a group of Page Street gardeners had begun working with the Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Center to raise money to replace the planter boxes for each of the trees surrounding the elementary school. But then I learned recently that a similar project was already in the works with Rebuilding Together SF and scheduled for this Saturday.

This is a great opportunity to help support John Muir Elementary and to improve the garden used by educators to introduce young students to nature and gardening. The volunteer crew will be working most of the day, but if you have a couple of hours to spare, be sure to stop by.