News from the Vireo Preserve 2/3/17

Even with a small crew, we got a lot done this morning:

  • Took the temperature of the compost piles. One was cooking at 150 degrees!
  • Built up another compost pile with leaves, coffee grounds, and water.
  • Spread dirt in another space for wildflower seeds.
  • Gathered dormant hardwood cuttings of escarpment black cherry to root for the Vireo Preserve Nursery.
  • Planted a donated red buckeye in a newly cleared area down in the canyon.
  • Added to a brush berm that Jim is building halfway down the hillside to slow the water flow during rain events.
  • Dug a hole to plant a madrone seedling another day.

You can find more information about how to participate in activities at the Vireo Preserve in the Weekly Reader.