A big thank you goes out to all of the volunteers that helped clean up the Elementary on MLK Day. With lots of help from our great volunteers we filled dozens of trash bags with invasive species and blackberry bush trimmings. This project served as a valuable hands-on learning experience for our kids. They asked the adults why we would pull some plants and not others. A few individuals explained that some non-native species are invasive, and how they compete for resources like water, sun, and nutrients in the soil. After trimming bushes, pulling weeds, and hauling trash bags, it was lunch time. We joined the rest of our group in the Farm to School portable and enjoyed Apple & Squash soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, and a healthy rice and pomegranate salad. If you missed this event, we hope you’ll join us next time!