Over the course of two weeks, Daily Acts partnered with corps members from Conservation Corps North Bay (CCNB) to sheet mulch, plant, and install irrigation at a 3,815sq ft. space at McDowell Elementary School. With the school mascot being a monarch butterfly, pollinator attracting and habitat providing plants were emphasized at this site. Students were introduced to the concept of the garden and plants in a school assembly, and curriculum around tending to the garden, insect identification and water conservation is being established for the following school year. For now, classes are taking turns weeding the garden and documenting the amount of growth for particular plants. A portion of this site is being solarized over the summer months in an effort to eliminate Bermuda grass.
Following up in the Winter of 2018, Daily Acts worked with students once again to sheet mulch the other side of this successful garden with a grant to support planting in the new year!