by Kay Smith

On June 3rd, our youth group planted lots of plants and trees for our restoration project. We did a second planting on June 17th. Some of the trees have lost the green in their leaves, but others look like they are happy they were planted. Like people, some plants handle change better than others. Most of the plants that were planted in both restoration plantings are showing signs of new growth and recovery from transplant shock. I am happy to report that all the plants have been mulched and marked so we can water them appropriately.

School got out for summer soon after the planting events, and the students were too busy to come to work. We only worked seven days in June—mostly watering, mulching, and staking trees. We grew some clones and basil seedlings, and we weeded a little. Nine students participated at CREEC in June.

Hopefully in July the youth group gets back on track. Summer work hours are Mondays and Thursdays from 7:30 am to 11:30 am and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm.

Our handyman worked to repair fencing, wagons, wheelbarrows, and water leaks. He also did some weed-whacking.

CREEC has a lot of tomato plants ready to go free to good homes! (Just make a donation to CREEC to keep up the good work!)