How lucky we were to have a beautiful day and so many Upper Valley Apple Corps folks and friends of Mascoma River Greenway responding to the call for volunteers.
The work was hard – gravel, rocks, boulders, hard-pack . . . all kinds of tools were needed
Imagine encountering this challenge and succeeding!
Rocky soil was sifted, apple trees and elderberry bushes set in place, in-filled, and topped off with cardboard mulch and compost.
More compost! More water! More wood chips!
Two organic Haralson apple trees and elderberry bushes were finally in place. Phase one accomplished!
Eric, Barry, and Kathy plant dogwood.
Josie and Thomas planting aronia (black chokeberry)
An organic Golden Russet apple tree and three organic high-bush blueberries planted near the umbrella sculpture, and high-bush cranberry, aronia, button bush, wetland rose, and red osier dogwoods planted in the moist area at the base of the Price Chopper access. Mission accomplished. Thank you Upper Valley Apple Corps and friends of Mascoma River Greenway And thanks to the Robert F. Church Charitable Trust for funding this MRG Pollinator Corridor project.