Since their first visit this past Oct. 1, 2010, the students have been learning lots of interesting things about maritime history and native plants. They were back in the park on Wednesday afternoon, February 23, 2011 to plant the second native plant garden in Aquatic Park.
The kids, with the help of Ranger Rejane, and our park gardener, designed the bed, deciding what type of plant would go where. The potted plants were each marked with a letter and the kids found the corresponding letter on the ground and planted it there.
Here is Ranger Rejane with her First Bloom 4th graders from Yick Wo Elementary school in San Francisco creating a California native plant garden at the park. They planted 104 plants!
This plant is getting some TLC!
The students cut through the black felt-like material covering the soil, dug a hole, took the young plant out of the temporary pot and planted it in the garden.
The garden takes shape.
The newly-planted garden! In May, 2010 another group of First Bloom students planted the garden visible just behind the new one in this photo. Next time you are in the park, please take a stroll through the gardens!