Bit by bit the orchard is being put to bed for the winter. Our thanks to all those people who donated bags of leaves to help us cover the grape vines, shrubs and perennials. They’ll be toasty warm in the coldest weather.
As winter approaches, we will be trying to fill in the space under the orchard gates to prevent the mule deer from getting into the space. If you see any intruders, please let one of our committee members know.
Some of the pavers have been installed on the sidewalks in the orchard to make it easier for people with walkers or wheelchairs to access the site. We hope to have the remainder done once harvest is completed. Our thanks
A special thank-you to all the students who worked so hard to make the orchard a great place to visit. The Grade 1-2 class created the Butterfly and Bee Garden and the Grade 3-4 class planted the vegetable and flower
The giant sunflowers have “headed out” and they’re providing food for many of the birds. You may have noticed a beautiful new birdbath in the butterfly garden donated by the family of Inga and Gil Benson. It’s a great addition
The orchard and children’s gardens have had a wonderful summer. The bees have been buzzing around the flowers, and we’ve seen several butterflies that were attracted to the space as well. The plentiful moisture has given all the plants a
This season we also added a number of perennial flowers and shrubs that will provide the bees and butterflies with an early food supply next spring. A number of these were donated and we wish to thank Liz Kirby and
Who has more fun than a circus? We do — especially when the school children come to visit the orchard.
THANK-YOU! We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all those who recently donated to the orchard in memory of both Marilyn McKee and Bernice Belbeck. The orchard meant a great deal to them and we will be cognizant of their
The latest donations we received are helping us with the development of the Bee and Butterfly garden. We are working with Mrs. Waronek’s Grade 1/ 2 Class to plan the space. The class is studying bees and beehives as well