On Friday afternoon August 11, 2017, volunteers from the GAP came out to help us prepare our Rosa Parks Gardens for the upcoming school year. After introductions and tours of the Upper and Lower gardens, two groups worked on watering and breaking up a area for planting. Tilling hoes and shovels did heavy work on the hard earth opening up the soil. Compost was mixed in and cover crops of beans, oats and crimson clover were added to bring nutrients back. The chickens enjoyed the afternoon taking naps in the dirt and fluffing out their feathers. At the end of the day everyone shared what the experience was like and what they learned. It was also the last day of our great Rosa Parks Garden Educator, Jay Jordan, and the second day of his wonderful replacement, Anna Luberoff. Thank you so much GAP volunteers for helping us get the gardens ready for school. For more photos check out our Flickr Photostream here.