Digging in the Dirt: Session One

On June 27, 2012 our first session opened at the Bournelyf Special camp. Our first day teachers were Diane Roberts, Craig Rybinski, and Tom Bare. Assisting were Marian Post and Lynn Markealli.

Campers spent the morning adding amendments to the soil so that it would be just right for our butterfly plants. With some assistance when it came to steering, using the wheelbarrows to haul things to the garden was a favorite activity! There was some really good effort put into working the soil as well. Campers got to try out all kinds of garden tools and learn about them as part of our first session.

Another highlight was giving the campers the garden bags that Lynn made for them (great job Lynn!) with gardening items that we gathered for them. The garden kits will be theirs when their time at camp is over.

As the pictures taken by Tanya Hopkins will show, everyone really had a great time and our butterfly garden is off to a great start!

Great Teamwork Campers!


About chestercoextbutterfly

I am an apprentice Master Gardener with the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) Cooperative Extension Program. My local office is in Chester County. As part of my volunteer activity I am working with a team to develop a Butterfly Garden on the grounds of the  Church of the Loving Shepherd.  We will be using the creation of this garden as an educational program for some of the participants in the Bournelyf Special Camp which, is held every summer. Members of the congregation of the church will be involved as well as in the ongoing maintenance of the garden.The purpose of this blog is to document the project as it develops.
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One Response to Digging in the Dirt: Session One

  1. Barbara Rinehart says:

    Great pictures. Thanks Tanya. Nice post. Thanks Gail.

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