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Dirt Day at Pierce!

4.22.12 (Pierce Elementary)

Yesterday we had Dirt Day at the Pierce garden... and it was a blast! The kids dove in (some did so literally) and they shoveled all of the dirt into the garden beds. They were hardcore ROCKSTARS, opting for the adult shovels instead of the kids ones, and moving that dirt way faster than we had anticipated!

Thank you so much to all of the parents, teachers, friends, and Little Green Gardeners (the students!) who came out to help, and to their younger siblings (future Little Green Gardeners) who also helped! And thank you to SiteScape and Bank of Birmingham, our awesome sponsors, for coming out to help too!

The pile of dirt actually started out about four times this size (you can see the edges of the original dirt pile by looking on the ground)...















Once the dirt was shoveled into the wheelbarrows, we brought the dirt into the garden...





Newspaper was laid down at the base of the garden beds to help prevent the existing grass and weeds from rooting into our new soil...



One rake for each hand... I love it!



Jenny from Bank of Birmingham (a proud sponsor of the Pierce garden) was there to lend a hand...











On Sunday April 29th from 1-4pm we will be painting the picket fence! Come on out and help us!

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