From raking leaves to harvesting weeds for eating! Volunteers turned out in force for the 2019 I Love My Park Day. They cleared Shady Lane of wet debris and made it more beautiful for pedestrians, runners and dog owners who stroll through our park every morning.
After a morning of planting annuals, archaeology and trail cleaning, volunteers learned from renowned forager Tama Matsuoka Wong of “Meadows and More” how a field of invasive garlic mustard and stinging nettle may look like a mess to one person but be a banquet to another! Not only did everyone pull out invasives to make room for native species, they also learned about tasty recipes to try with non-native plants.
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