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We cleaned out all the leaf piles in the lot and also did some weeding by the back garden. Overall it was a productive day and next week we can begin doing further weeding and planning for future plantings. The group's energy was high and we look forward to more people showing up next week.
This week we cleaned out the entrance and made some new plantings. The entrance looks much neater now. We also did some significant weeding of Japanese knotweed by the fence. That revealed previous years' plantings and opened up the space a lot more. Miss Connie's friend also turned up to help out and it was much appreciated.
We cleaned up Betty's Median and added some new perennials. Because of the rain, the plants were doing particularly well. Next week we will add more colorful, flowering plants to the edges of the garden to improve drivers' views as they drive by the street. We also put up the board that the kids worked on last week by the playground entrance. Hopefully neighbors will be more aware of the upcoming volunteer opportunities.