|On Saturday, January 9, volunteers installed ninety native trees on the border between Rhody Drive and Sunfield. The project helped us to officially complete the requirements for our County Occupancy Permit.We had a great day, with fifteen Sunfield volunteers and six children hosting five teenagers from the Jefferson County Juvenile Services Department. The teens fulfill their community service hours once a month at Sunfield; together we worked ninety hours. We used our own biodynamic compost to inoculate the soil, and local wood chips were used to keep down weeds and prevent moisture loss. The next step will be the installation of a simple irrigation system. Donations to this project included trees and snacks from a Sunfield family, heavy equipment from Jess Norton, and tools and plant protectors from Northwest Watershed Institute.Thank you to the following volunteers for helping us get this job done!
Jess Norton, Jude Rubin, Mike Garling, Jill Alban and Aaron Vallat, Eric and Karli Elliott, Amy Leitman, Jake and Carol Meyer, Ciela Meyer, Dan Greenman, Beth Ann O’Dell, Molly Stebbins, Elizabeth Bissonnette, Monica Van Loon, Jan Gelderloos, and Jefferson Juvenile Services leader Kurt Munich with crew Izzy, Nick, Cheyenne, Stephen, and Jacob.