Acton Garden Club and AB Community Service Day
On Community Service Day, members of the Acton Garden Club "dug" in and worked with 15 AB Seniors during their community service hours. The goal on Friday was to clear debris, weed, add compost and mulch at four school gardens in Acton. The following members of the Gardening With Young People Committee added their expertise and muscle to the effort: Peggy Garrison, Ruth Schemel, Tanaz Hashemi, Jean Lane, Jill Groener, Anne Sterling, and Sandra Mika. This project is part of a collaboration between the Acton Garden Club and the Acton Boxboro Schools. The K-6 STEM Science Specialist and Coach, Jean Oviatt -Rothman, received a grant from the University of Kansas of butterfly weed plants specific to our growing zone to encourage the monarch butterflies to feed and lay their eggs here. This is becoming increasingly more important as the Monarch butterfly is becoming endangered. When the young plants come in the next few weeks, members of the Garden Club will go back to the prepared pollinator garden beds at the Douglas, Gates, Conant Elementary Schools and the Outdoor Classroom at the Parker Damon Building.