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Earth Day: Mulch About Town
Apr 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Join JCWC and the City of Gresham for a fun and important day of plant care! We’ll be meeting at Liberty Ave (AKA Ochioto) site to mulch many new plantings and remove invasive species around them that hinder biodiversity. Big thanks to Paul Rayburn for snapping the picture above.
WHY: Mulching provides many benefits to new plantings. Aside from helping with weed control, mulch retains water in the soil around new plantings and contributes to soil health. Oftentimes, precious mycelium (AKA fungi) develops in the barkdust and other organic material used to mulch. To the human eye, mycelium looks like a network of white web-like material and the mushrooms we see are actually more like blossoms that emerge from the vegetative mycelium below. It helps break everything down into new fresh soil, and even acts as a vast web of communication between trees and other plants that lie beneath the ground surface.
Please RSVP today so we know how many people to expect!
WHERE: 2123 SE Hogan Rd, Gresham. Park in the lot behind the Gresham Department of Environmental Services Operations Center. Then walk to the site via the Springwater Trail. Follow event signs to the group. For more transit directions, visit https://trimet.org/.
Many thanks to our generous volunteer program funders The Mintkeski Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation for making this day possible!