We had two extremely successful workshops in December to finish off the 2013 year. At Twin Peaks, Our Mission Blue Crew, planted four sets of experimental host and nectar plants plots. We used planting density as a variable, hoping to see if establishment or plant use will change with clustering plants more tightly.Mission Blue Crew - Dec 2013

Our Garber Park Fern Glade workshop was exceptional. Please check out the amazing writeup and info on the Garber Park Stewards webpage linked to the previous sentence.

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We hacked away some 15 bags of English Ivy (Hedera sp.) and ferretted out some unique native plants including a small patch of locally uncommon Trillium. We finished the day by creating a small habitat pile in our weeded fern glade site. Our day was taped and formated into the below timelapse video.

Garber workshops will continue in January and the next Mission Blue workshop is in Feb.

START OFF THE NEW YEAR BY JOINING US FOR A TWO-PART RESTORATION WORKSHOP IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY, 2014:

Saturday, January 18, 10AM-1:00pm.  Woodland Slope Restoration In Garber Park, Day 1.
Join Lech Naumovich, Executive Director of Golden Hour, as he guides us in removing invasive weeds and bioengineering an eroding slope with on-site materials, followed by restoring desirable plants in February.
Saturday, February 15, 10am-1:00pm. Woodland Slope Restoration in Garber Park, Day 2.
On this second day at the Woodland Slope Restoration Site we will remove any weeds that have popped up, and then complete the passive restoration work. 

To RSVP or for more information contact Shelagh garberparkstewards@gmail.com.  Everyone welcome. No experience necessary.

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