Amherst Rotary Park Pollinator Garden

  • Date & Time:
    June 25, 2023 1:00 pm - June 25, 2023 4:00 pm
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Amherst Rotary Park Pollinator Garden

Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio will be joining the Amherst Rotary Club, Greater Cleveland Wild Ones and Webbedfoot Designs to establish a pollinator garden at Rotary Park in downtown Amherst.
Girls will assist in planting perennials (plants that return each year) to support butterflies, pollinators, and other wildlife. Girls will dig holes in the planting beds and establish the plant material in the ground with precision by monitoring the proper depth and compacting loose soil around each new plant. Wand watering will be completed as each section is finished.
Girls will learn about the variety of native plants that support pollinators and are of critical importance to such butterflies as monarchs who must have milkweed plants to survive. A variety of native plants support many other pollinator species and thus, a mixed perennial bed is required to support the most wildlife. Plants need soil, air, water, and sunshine. We will see that some plants need more sun or less sun to thrive in any garden. This project will demonstrate those variables of light and plant species.
Free parking is available in an adjacent lot at the hospital with easy access from Spring St. Work clothes are highly recommended. Wear closed toed shoes and long pants are typically worn for this kind of work project. Be aware of the weather and dress with variability in mind. There is no shelter in the immediate area. The most useful garden tool to bring is a hand trowel. Garden gloves and a sun hat are recommended. A water bottle is advised especially if the weather is hot. Kneeling pads are especially useful (more so for adults) as most of the work is at ground level. No public restrooms or shelter immediately available.
Parents or chaperones should be in attendance. Although unlikely, the use of digging tools has an inherent low risk of injury. This may include bumps, scrapes and dirt in the face which could require attention.

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