Archive | January, 2016
Image

Mulch Stars To Salute

17 Jan

Connor and dad Matt show how it’s done!
There’s still plenty in the mulch pile to be moved inside the fence where it can act as playground safety surfacing and help prevent serious fall injuries.
Big thanks to the handful of brave parents, Peter D., Ansley S., Adam L., + Mike D., who dug in and took wood chips into the play area. Shovels and a rake remain near the shed (on the raised bed) and can be used at any time– every scoop over the fence helps. Thanks!

IMG_6421

Mulch Is Ready To Move!

10 Jan

Calling all parents who use the play area!

Please grab a shovel, fill up an IKEA bag or some such, and move some mulch to the area under or near the climbing wall. (You’re also welcome to just fling it over the fence for spreading later…) The mulch pile is already running off from the rain; if we want it to use as safety surfacing, we have to take it.  Thanks. -Denise

img_6391

Gallery

Scenes from CV Mulchfest 2016

9 Jan

Related:  And the Winner Is…; Mulch For Better Soil & Safety Surfacing

Video: Mulching In Action; Video of Mulch Dump ; Extended Mulching Clip

And the Winner Is….

9 Jan

Peter Duffy, dad to Nora, who guessed the closest number to the actual tree count.

Congratulations Peter!  A total of 60 trees were mulched onsite today as part of CV MulchFest. Peter guessed we’d get 70 trees, so he is the lucky winner of a large jar of local honey from the farmer’s market.  Thanks to all who participated in the contest and in the tree drive!

Two large wood chip piles are behind 195 Adams, next to the play area fence, between the substation and the entrance to the play area. Parents and others interested in using the mulch for safety surfacing: Please help move the mulch into the play area. There are two shovels and a rake on top of the raised bed near the garden shed.  If a few people grab a shovel and sling some over the fence today, we can spread it out later. Too much is never enough, don’t hesitate to move the remaining mulch. Thanks! -Denise

Click here for more photos & video.

mulching Jan 9 2015

mulching Jan 9 2015

Guess How Many Trees?!?!?!?

7 Jan

On Saturday January 6th a wood chipper will be on site to mulch all the CV trees collected. How many total trees we will have to mulch? 3? 30? 300?

The more trees, the merrier for the soil and the kids. Mulch is a valuable and sustainable resource for ground cover that protects soil, helps reduces runoff, and suppresses weeds. Plus, mulch is the primary safety surfacing for the play area play ground and protects against potentially fatal head injury from falls.
Cast your vote for the total number of CV trees! The winner gets a prize! Send your entry with the resident’s name, email address, phone number and age of resident guesser to cvearthlab@gmail.com by 8pm on Friday January 5th.

One entry per resident, multiple entries per household are encouraged!
Good luck!

%d bloggers like this: