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More Wildflower Meadows: Restorative Landscaping Recap

  • Session 5
More Wildflower Meadows: Restorative Landscaping Recap

With a full crew this weekend, we were able to finish seeding our first round of wildflower meadows this January.

Students mixed sand and seeds to help keep track of where the seeds had gone, pressed the seeds into the soil by stomping around—which also helped us keep warm—and then spread hay over the area to clearly identify the area so all our community members and neighbors know that the area is '"under construction."

The goal of planting native wildflowers in this way is to create a more natural meadow with a variety of plants. These flowering plants will provide food for pollinating insects, seeds for birds and other species, and important nesting material for birds and bees, even after the plants have died off.