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
Different teams took on the varied parts of the project. Clearing brush, digging, struggling with boulders.
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.
Removing tape from reused boxes.
Water for plants.
More compost! More water! More wood chips!
Two apple trees and two elderberry bushes were finally in place. Phase one accomplished!
A hearty crew set off for the next phase on the western end at the Price Chopper access.
Water, compost, and mulch trucked in – thanks Bart Guetti!
Eric, Barry, and Kathy plant dogwood.
Kye, Bodhi, Barbara, and Eric planting the wetland rose bush.
Josie and Thomas planting aronia (black chokeberry)
An 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 drive. 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.