Sunday, June 22, 2008
native plants at Ralph Bunch Elementary School
Children, parents and community volunteers have created an urban oasis with native plants at with Ralph Bunche Elementary School in Detroit Michigan.
The Phytoremediation and Wildflower Garden was designed and initiated in Spring 2002.
We run annual workshops in the native ecosystem, phytoremediation and identifying native plants with the children in science classes or in the after school program.
In the spring and over the summer we have volunteer possibilities for anyone interested in maintaining the garden. Through this hands-on experience you can learn about the native plants and ecology. In the fall we have a Saturday in October dedicated for seed collection and distribution for the general public.
(photos and text by V. S.)