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Quick plant identification and weeding work party then brief hands-on workshop on how to transplant volunteer seedlings into your rain gardens
August 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This Sunday at 5pm we’ll have a brief weeding work party followed up by a quick hands-on workshop on how to transplant beneficial volunteer seedlings to your rain gardens. Whole thing should be less than an hour.
Meet at 116 W. University Blvd.
We’ll do some quick plant identification, identifying what plants are good, and what plants are bad. Then we’ll hand pull the bad (small area-just working in front of 116 W. University Blvd).
The idea is to get rid of weeds and weed seed in the upper part of our neighborhood’s water-harvesting, traffic-calming rain gardens along University Blvd, so desired multi-use native plants can thrive and all will look beautiful.
Then I’ll show you how to identify and transplant beneficial native volunteer seedlings likely growing in your yard and public right-of-way; so you can get them out of places where they will likely be trampled and killed, and relocate them where they will thrive.
Here’s a video on the transplanting process:
For the transplanting, bring a small garden trowel/hand shovel or two if you have one (write your name on it with a permanent marker so no one mistakes yours for theirs).
Arizona Public Media will likely be on hand to film the work party, as they are working on a story about the Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Foresters and water harvesting.