At yesterday's Panhandle work day, regular volunteers joined with students and parents from SF Day School to take care of our neighborhood park.
I was happy to have many volunteers, because the weather was awesome and it was our last work day of the year. We had an enormous pile of compost soil to spread out in the redwoods at the southeast corner of the park. It was definitely not manure, and smelled like fresh ground cypress. This project in the redwoods followed up last month's work day, when we cut back the young redwood shoots growing thickly from the burls of the large redwood trunks. By spreading nourishing soil in this area, we were giving the redwoods the nourishment they might not otherwise get from the sandy soil found throughout the park.
Shoveling is hard work, but we enjoyed working in the shade of the trees, and getting some fresh air and exercise to begin the weekend.
Other work that we got to do was removal of mud and weeds from the crossover path connecting Lyon St, and some trash pickup behind the McKinley Monument. I heard that several socks were found.
We found conclusively that fifth graders are big enough to maneuver a wheelbarrow across the lawn. Thanks everyone!