Well, spring is here if the beautiful apricot trees in Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard are blooming and if Lynn is back at her desk, ready to get us all organized for stewardship days this year.
And it looks like the park is ready and excited to welcome us back into the park. While the apricots are usually the first to bloom, the cherry trees are nipping on their heels with their buds puffing up and getting ready to give us a beautiful show.
The pollinator garden in our park is also waking up with perky daffodils dotting the bed. And so, it’s time for the volunteers of Ben Nobleman Park to swing into action! Stewardship days will begin on Sunday April 30, 2017. The question is…will you be there to join us?
There is going to be lots of work to do. We’ll clean up the pollinator garden and around the park and get ready for mulching – a big job that’s coming up in early May. Want to see when we meet and come out to join us? You can download the 2017 Ben Nobleman Park Stewardship Schedule here. Print it out and keep it on the fridge for reference. Then come out and join the fun!
About the author: Susan Poizner is the coordinator of the Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard. She is also the author of the award-winning fruit tree care book Growing Urban Orchards and the creator of the online fruit tree care training program for arborists and gardeners at www.orchardpeople.com. And she’s the host of The Urban Forestry Radio Show on internet-based RealityRadio101.com.