Sunday, September 29, 2013

Green Apple Day of Service at Corona

Green Apple is a global movement to put all children in schools where they have clean and healthy air to breathe, where energy and resources are conserved, and where they can be inspired to dream of a brighter future.  Read more here.

We planted an herb garden.

Parents and students.

Students with Lisa, USGBC member and Jessica of TUHSD.

Zack looks over s seed package.


Eduarda and Lisa.

Ms. Arbogast and her student plant radish seeds.

Danielle plants mustard.

Getting to know each other.

Aron transplants herbs.

Transplanting herbs with the girls.

Mr. Brown, Corona's Principal, stops by.

David is a Garden Guy fan.

Food.  Thanks Jessica.


Rhet and Mr. Brown

Phones and bamboo.

Dad and daughter photographer team.

Watering the herb garden.

A little more planting.

Mr. Brown and Annemarie.

Assembling the new weed eater.


Corona newspaper stops by.

Pruning the roses.

In the spirit of recycling, the guys chip the fallen tree branches for mulch.

Fathers with their sons.

Another USGBC member making the rounds and visiting the participating high schools.

Serious weeding by the Burgess family.

The take away from this experience is that when people and their specific skills come together to support a cause, wonderful things happen.  Corona's community is richer because of this.
Now we must keep that herb garden alive.  :-)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Being Prepared

This week my focus is the Herb Garden and the Green Apple Service Day coming up on 9/28.

Kathy brought her roto tiller and started loosening up the area.

I did it too.

The Herb Garden plot is almost ready.  We will add a bit of compost on Saturday and then get busy planting.

One of the new hoses purchased to water the plants as they grow.
It is gratifying to see this project come together.  Saturday will be a great day. You can sign up here.


Connections + Input = Success 

Rita is the District Food and Nutrition Supervisor.  She visited the garden and shared her gardening experience and offered feedback on the projects we are considering.
Thanks Rita.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Here is Zack, a senior on a mission to clean up the Cactus zone.

Next we take a close look at the plants already in the ground,

Saturday, September 14, 2013

The aftermath

This tree was not able to survive the rains.

The cleanup process has began.  Freshly cut branches are ready to be moved out.

Thursday, September 5, 2013


That little dark spot in the middle is a bird.

I hear them and quietly try to take pictures but it appears they are a shy bunch and do not indulge me.
It is a sweet sound.  I want to learn more about attracting birds.