|Richmond Public Library Garden Renovation|
Working with the Library we planned an Earth Day event
that involved students from a local organization called "Making
Waves". The project was to renovate planter beds and prepare them for
Starting at 7am
a crew of volunteers from Gardeners' Guild arrived at the Richmond Public
Library to begin! The first step was- weeding, soil amendment, and
irrigation repair. To amend the soil we
used a certified organic product called worm castings. And, to improve existing irrigation,
micro-sprinklers were installed.
We brought an assortment of seasonal vegetable starts
that were ready to go when students from Making Waves arrived at 4pm.
After a brief lesson
on planting, the students quickly got involved in the project and the time
sailed by! A photographer from the West County Times came and took
By 5:30 students were
smiling and most all plants were happily in the ground.
About Making WavesThe Making Waves
Education Program is a tutoring and teaching program in Richmond that begins in the
fifth grade with follow-up support through the college years. The goal is to ensure that our youth
acquires the skills necessary to gain acceptance to and graduate from four-year
colleges and universities.